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New Jersey Average Gas Price Down as Fourth of July Travel Week Begins

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- The average price at the pump in New Jersey is $2.88 today, one cent cheaper than last week ($2.89), according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price in New Jersey  is 13 cents cheaper than one month ago ($3.01), but 60 cents higher than it was on July 2, 2017($2.28).

AAA’s July 2nd survey of fuel prices found the national average to be $2.85, a penny higher than last week ($2.84). The national average price today is 10 cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.95), but 62 cents higher than a year ago.

“Prices are at their highest point for Independence Day since 2014, but are still 11 cents lower in New Jersey than this past Memorial Day,” said Robert Sinclair, Manager of Media Relations for AAA Northeast. “That trend is good news for the almost 40 million Americans taking a road trip this week.”

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Gas prices fell one cent in each state around the region this week, dropping to $3.08 in Connecticut, $3.01 in New York and $3.00 in Pennsylvania. Connecticut (9) remains the only area state among the top 10 most expensive states for gas in the country. New York is 11th and Pennsylvania is 13th, while New Jersey is 21st.

Region

Current Price*

One Week Ago

One Month Ago

One Year Ago

New Jersey

$2.88

$2.89

$3.01

$2.28

Connecticut

$3.08

$3.09

$3.15

$2.45

New York

$3.01

$3.02

$3.09

$2.43

Pennsylvania

$3.00

$3.01

$3.11

$2.43

*Current prices reflect July 2, 2018.

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.

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