AAA: New Jersey, National average gas prices continue to decline into December

Posted: December 31st, 1969

Florham Park, N.J., December 3, 2018 — The average price for a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey continues to decline, dropping seven cents from last week to $2.52 ($2.59). Today’s average price is 24 cents cheaper than one month ago ($2.76) and two cents cheaper than it was on December 3, 2017 ($2.54).

AAA Northeast’s December 3rd survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.45, down 10 cents from last week ($2.55). The national average price has steadily declined since November 1; today’s average price is 31 cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.76) and two cents cheaper than this day last year ($2.47).

“Trends are indicating December might bring some of the cheapest gas prices of the year,” said Robert Sinclair Jr., Manager of Media Relations for AAA Northeast. “As long as U.S. gasoline demand remains low, supplies plentiful and the price of crude oil doesn’t spike, motorists can expect to save at the pump.”

Every state in the region saw gas prices fall by at least a least a nickel. The average price declined five cents in New York to today’s average of $2.77 ($2.82), and six cents in Connecticut and Pennsylvania to $2.77 ($2.84) and $2.69 ($2.75), respectively. None of the area states are among the top 10 most expensive states to buy gas — New York is 12th, Connecticut is 13th, Pennsylvania is 16th and New Jersey is 22nd.


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