Gas Prices Lower Across Tri-State


gasMotorists continue to see lower prices at the pumps in the Tri-State Area.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline in New York was $3.71 on Friday, down from $3.75 last week. That’s still higher than last year, when motorists were paying $2.91.

In New Jersey, the average price of regular gasoline was $3.31, down 7 cents from last week.

That marks the fourth straight week that prices have fallen, but the current price is still much higher than it was a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.60.

Connecticut saw $3.69 a gallon for regular this week, down from last week’s $3.75, but higher than last year’s $2.89.

The national average price fell 6 cents to $3.39. That’s also much higher than the national average from a year ago, which was $2.77.

Analysts say the falling prices at the pump are mostly due to lower crude oil prices and the recent switch to less expensive fall/winter blended gasoline.

{The Associated Press/ Newscenter}