NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s average gas price dropped four cents this week to $2.64. Monday's average gas price is 15 cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.79), and 22 cents less than motorists were paying one year ago ($2.86).

AAA Northeast’s most recent survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.59, down two cents from last week. The national average gas price is 15 cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.74), and 24 cents cheaper than Aug. 26, 2018 ($2.83).

“For local travelers who are ending summer with road trips, gas prices are significantly less expensive than they were last Labor Day,” said Robert Sinclair of for AAA Northeast. “At the start of this week, two-thirds of all states have averages that are around a quarter cheaper than last year.”

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Around the region, gas prices dropped by two to three cents as well. New Jersey ranks 20th in gas prices among the 50 states.

Region

Current Price*

One Week Ago

One Month Ago

One Year Ago

New Jersey

$2.64

$2.68

$2.79

$2.86

Connecticut

$2.77

$2.80

$2.88

$3.04

New York

$2.79

$2.81

$2.87

$2.99

Pennsylvania

$2.75

$2.78

$2.90

$3.03

*Prices as of August 26, 2019

Top 5 States - Least Expensive

Top 5 States – Most Expensive

Mississippi

$2.20

Hawaii

$3.64

Louisiana

$2.20

California

$3.57

Alabama

$2.23

Washington

$3.21

South Carolina

$2.23

Nevada

$3.13

Arkansas

$2.27

Oregon

$3.05

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.