TRENTON - Gas prices have stabilized in New Jersey but dropped a bit on average across the nation as a whole amid decreased demand.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was unchanged from last week at $2.19. Drivers were paying $2.80 a gallon at this time last year.
The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.18, down two cents from $2.20. The national average was $2.75 at this time a year ago.
Analysts say the summer driving season means more drivers behind the wheel, but fewer work commutes and travel opportunities means less demand than at the beginning of July — all that could mean lower gas prices.
For the latest local news, sports and weather, download the FOX 29 News app.
DOWNLOAD: FOX 29 NEWS APP