If you think gas prices in New Jersey are a lot higher than they were the same time last year, you’re right. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the Garden State in September 2020 was $2.21. Today, according to AAA, it’s $3.21. That’s one cent higher than a month ago and four cents higher than the national average. Nevertheless, pricing stability appears to have arrived.
“Timing is everything, and while supplies have tightened due to the slow recovery after Hurricane Ida, this is also the point when gas demand starts its seasonal decline,” said a spokesperson for AAA Northeast. “While there may be some price fluctuation, we expect most motorists to see stability at the pump.”
Gas prices also held steady in New York and Pennsylvania at $3.27 and $3.29, respectively. Motorists in Connecticut are paying $3.19, up one cent from last week.