AAA: Average gas price in NJ $1.97

November 19, 2008 7:40:09 AM PST
Gasoline prices in New Jersey continue to drop as Garden State residents prepare to hit the roads for the holiday. AAA-Mid-Atlantic says the average price for regular is $1.97 a gallon.

A year ago it was $2.92.

It's the first time since Dec. 5, 2005 that the average price was under $2 a gallon. The last time the price was $1.97 was March 29, 2005.

The auto club says average prices were even lower in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties at $1.89 a gallon.

Average prices remain higher in Bergen and Passaic counties.

AAA says gasoline prices in 22 states are now under the $2 average.

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