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Sunday, April 21, 2024


State Gas Records Cheapest July 20 Average in Four Years


By Herald Staff

HAMILTON — At $2.38 per gallon, New Jersey’s state average this morning is the cheapest it’s been on this date since July 20, 2005, when the state average was $2.29, AAA Mid-Atlantic data show.
This time last year, the state average was $3.96, in the midst of a months-long decline after reaching a record-high $4 per gallon on July 8, 2008.
July 20 pump prices going back to 2000:
2009: $2.38
2008: $3.96
2007: $3.00
2006: $2.99
2005: $2.29
2004: $1.91
2003: $1.41
2002: $1.31
2001: $1.54
2000: $1.58
Across New Jersey’s various counties and metro regions, AAA recorded the following average prices this morning:
Atlantic & Cape May counties: $2.40, down a penny overnight
Middlesex, Somerset & Hunterdon counties: $2.40, down a penny overnight
Monmouth & Ocean counties: $2.38, down a penny overnight
Newark metro: $2.41, even overnight
Burlington County: $2.32, even overnight
Trenton metro: $2.41, even overnight

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