Motorists Seeing Slightly Lower Gas Prices Across Region

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS/AP) — Motorists are seeing slightly lower prices at the pumps in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in Pennsylvania on Friday was $2.54. That’s down 3 cents from last week.

Motorists were paying $2.48 for gas at this time last year.

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In New Jersey, the average price of a gallon of regular gas was $2.38. That’s 2 cents less than it cost to fill up one week ago.

Last year at this time, motorists in the Garden State were paying $2.15 for gas. A 23-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase went into effect Nov. 1.

The national average gas price on Friday was $2.35, down 3 cents from last week. But that’s slightly higher than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.37.

AAA says pump prices have remained steady due to low crude oil prices and slightly higher gas inventories.

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