STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,525 gas outlets in New Jersey. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.66 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in New Jersey during the past week, prices yesterday were 7.9 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 2.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 10.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 8.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“Relief at the pump has continued for motorists in a majority of the United States during the last week,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “I would caution motorists, however, not to sound the all clear. Refineries will be continuing their switch over to cleaner burning gasoline, and there certainly is the possibility that one mishap could send prices racing higher, much to the disappointment of motorists nationwide.”