AAA: Average gas prices continue downward slide

Posted: December 31st, 1969

Florham Park, N.J., May 8, 2017 — For the second week in a row, average prices at the pump dropped slightly in New Jersey and nationally.

AAA’s May 8th survey of fuel prices found the current average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey to be $2.38, four cents cheaper than a week ago ($2.42). Today’s price is one cent higher than a month ago ($2.37) and 30 cents more than this same time last year ($2.08). New Jersey’s average gas price is three cents higher than the national average gas price.

Nationally, a gallon of regular gas costs an average of $2.35, four cents less than a week ago and one month ago ($2.39), but 14 cents higher than a year ago ($2.21).

The average price for a gallon of gas inched downward around the region as well, dropping one cent in Connecticut (to $2.51 from $2.52) and New York (to $2.52 from $2.53), and three cents in Pennsylvania (to $2.61 from $2.64). Pennsylvania and New York continue to be in the top 10 most expensive markets in the country for gas, at 7th and 10th respectively.

Region

Current Price*

One Week Ago

One Month Ago

One Year Ago

New Jersey

$2.38

$2.42

$2.37

$2.08

Connecticut

$2.51

$2.52

$2.44

$2.36

New York

$2.52

$2.53

$2.48

$2.38

Pennsylvania

$2.61

$2.64

$2.59

$2.40

 *Current prices reflect May 8, 2017.

Top 5 States - Least Expensive

Top 5 States – Most Expensive

South Carolina

$2.06

Hawaii

$3.08

Oklahoma

$2.07

California

$2.98

Tennessee

$2.12

Alaska

$2.91

Mississippi

$2.12

Washington

$2.88

Alabama

$2.12

Oregon

$2.74

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 400,000 members in Essex, Morris and Union Counties.