Wayne, N.J., — New Jersey’s average gas price dropped five cents from last week to today’s average of $2.49 ($2.54). Today’s price is 15 cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.61), but 17 cents more than motorists were paying a year ago ($2.32). New Jersey’s average gas price is six cents higher than the national average.

AAA Northeast’s February 10th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.43, down four cents from a week ago ($2.47). Today’s national average price is 16 cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.64), but 16 cents more than this day last year ($2.27).

“Crude oil prices are at their cheapest point in a year,” said Robert Sinclair, Manager of Media Relations for AAA Northeast. “That, plus steady gasoline supply levels and low demand have helped to push local average prices lower – six cents cheaper than three weeks ago.”

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Around the region, gas prices dropped as well. Motorists in Connecticut are paying $2.56, four cents cheaper than last week ($2.60). New York and Pennsylvania drivers are paying three cents cheaper than last week - $2.62 ($2.65) and $2.63 ($2.66), respectively. Pennsylvania (8) and New York (9) are on the list of most expensive states to buy gas this week. Connecticut is 12th and New Jersey is 18th.

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 in New Jersey provides automotive, travel, insurance, financial and educational services to its nearly 745,000 members in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic & Union Counties.