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Going Down the Shore? Gas Costs (Slightly) Less This Weekend in New Jersey

Motorists seeing slightly lower gas prices in New Jersey

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    Going Down the Shore? Gas Costs (Slightly) Less This Weekend in New Jersey
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    Motorists are seeing slightly lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

    AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.42. That's down a penny from last week.

    Motorists were paying $1.91 for gas at this time last year. A 23-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase went into effect Nov. 1.

    The price drop ends a four-week stretch where gas prices had risen in New Jersey.

    The national average gas price on Friday was $2.36, up 2 cents from last week. That's also higher than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.13.

    AAA says gas inventories have risen in recent days, even though crude oil inventories have fallen.