TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices ticked down across the nation as a whole and held steady in New Jersey amid a drop in demand, but analysts warn that gas prices will remain elevated due to high crude oil prices.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.45, the same as last week. Drivers were paying an average of $2.18 a gallon a year ago at this time.
The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.41, down a penny from last week. Drivers were paying $2.12 a gallon on average a year ago at this time.
Tracy Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic, says shorter days could reduce demand since “drivers may head straight home from work to avoid the darkness rather than tack on side trips for shopping or errands.”