Wayne, N.J., April 5, 2021 — The average price for a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey dropped two cents from last week to $2.91 ($2.93). Today’s price is five cents higher than a month ago ($2.86) and 77 cents higher than April 5, 2020 ($2.14). The average price in the Garden State is four cents higher than the national average.               

AAA Northeast’s April 5th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.87, one cent more expensive than last week ($2.86), 12 cents higher than a month ago ($2.75) and 94 cents more than what drivers were paying this same day last year ($1.93).

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“We anticipate demand will continue to increase throughout the month as vaccinations become more widely available and weather turns warmer,” said Robert Sinclair Jr., Senior Manager of Public Affairs for AAA Northeast. “This will lead to fluctuation at the pump throughout the spring season.” 

Behind New Jersey, Pennsylvania saw the largest price drop this week, with a gallon of regular gas averaging $2.97 this week, down two cents from last week ($2.99). The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Connecticut and New York dropped by one cent, to $2.88 and $2.89, respectively ($2.89 and $2.90).

 

Region

 

Current Price*

 

One Week Ago

 

One Month Ago

 

One Year Ago

 

New Jersey

 

$2.91

 

$2.93

 

$2.86

 

$2.14

 

Connecticut

 

$2.88

 

$2.89

 

$2.89

 

$2.08

 

New York

 

$2.89

 

$2.90

 

$2.81

 

$2.30

 

Pennsylvania

 

$2.97

 

$2.99

 

$2.96

 

$2.16

 

*Prices as of April 5, 2021

The AAA Gas Prices website is your resource for up-to-date fuel price information. Search average gas prices by Regular, Plus, Premium and Diesel on National and State levels, as well as Metro areas.

 

AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club providing travel, insurance, finance and auto-related services to more than six million members in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York & Rhode Island. In New Jersey, AAA Northeast serves nearly 730,000 members in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic & Union Counites.