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AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices down slightly

3-22-14

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

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.37, down a penny from last week. That’s also lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.51.

The price drop marks the second straight week that pump prices have fallen in New Jersey.

The national average price was $3.53, up 2 cents from last week. But that’s still lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.69.

Analysts say the national average price has been rising due to ongoing seasonal maintenance at refineries and concerns over crude oil prices, which could be affected by simmering tensions in the Ukraine.