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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

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.

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