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Falling New Jersey Gas Prices

Last updated on May 16th, 2017 at 02:40 pm

New Jersey gas prices have been falling recently. In some cases, they’re reaching prices not seen in years and could continue down that path for a bit and the spring price rise is not projected to be significant.

As of February 18, 2016, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in New Jersey is $1.597, according to NewJerseyGasPrices.com, a site that is run by GasBuddy. That price is closing in on the cost of a bottle of soda from the café in our office park.

We’ve written about gas prices a few times over the year. A little more than a year ago, we had a blog post about how happy people were with gas prices that were projected to go as low as $1.80 a gallon.

Compare that with a post that we had about three years ago citing the average price of gas in NJ at $3.58.

Driving down oil prices lately is way too much supply. I stopped just the other day to fill up my tank in Central NJ. It cost less $20 (though, it wasn’t quite empty). While I was waiting at the pump, I was thinking about some of the costly prices we’ve seen over the years – some 10 years ago, I remember having to fill up for something like $4.15 a gallon.

Some companies are hoping that savings at the pump will prompt consumers to buy more products in convenience stores. For me, all those savings have been going into car maintenance for my other, older car.

Still, just because gas prices are low doesn’t mean you can’t take some simple steps to increase your gas mileage. We assembled these tips for stretching a tank of gas by driving smartly following Superstorm Sandy, but the tips will help you at any time. Let Plymouth Rock in New Jersey know what you think about gas prices by leaving us a comment.

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