Gas Prices Drop In Nj, Dip Slightly Across Nation At Large

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices dropped in New Jersey and dipped slightly across the nation as a whole amid the seasonal decrease in demand and the switch to less expensive winter-blend fuels.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.53, down 10 cents from last week. Drivers were paying $3.22 a gallon on average a year ago at this time.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.68, down a penny from last week. Drivers were paying $3.18 a gallon on average a year ago at this time.

Tracy Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic, cautions that there are “big factors tugging on global oil prices—war, economic recession and hurricane season" — and all the uncertainty could send oil prices higher “without much notice.”