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The Week
Most drivers in New Jersey have seen gas prices tick lower in the last week and are paying a few cents less than they were on Labor Day. Meanwhile, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by a penny as gas demand saw a slight increase and total domestic gasoline stocks saw a decrease. If demand continues to grow, pump prices could climb, however as the nation settles into fall, demand will likely decline as drivers take fewer road trips. 

Today’s national gas price average is $2.19, up a penny in the last week, unchanged in the last month, and down 46 cents from this time last year.

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Crude Oil


$40.25 per barrel (9/25/20)


$41.11 per barrel (9/18/20)


$55.91per barrel (9/27/19)



At the close of NYMEX trading Friday, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil settled at $40.25 per barrel, 86 cents lower than last Friday’s close. Domestic crude prices increased after the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) weekly report revealed that total domestic crude inventories decreased last week. Decreasing stocks could signal that supply and demand are rebalancing. Crude prices may continue to increase if supplies grow tighter, but demand challenges could contain potential growth in prices. 

The Weekend
“Prices at the pump have been trending less expensive since Labor Day weekend and low demand for gasoline has contributed to that,” says Tracy Noble, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Gas prices could be dictated by drivers throughout the fall and will depend on whether road travel and road trips pick up.”

The Week Ahead
Mid-September is when gas stations make the switch to winter-blend gasoline, which is less expensive to produce than summer-blend gasoline. Typically, gas prices trend lower as a result. With the nation entering the fall driving season, which typically sees fewer road trips, a continued drop in demand will likely lead to pump prices continuing to decrease. 

AAA has a variety of resources to help motorists save on fuel:

AAA is the most comprehensive resource for gas prices. Unlike the Lundberg Survey of 7,000 gas stations, AAA reports reflect actual prices from credit card transactions at more than 100,000 gas stations in the U.S.

Next Weekend Gas Watch: Friday, October 2, 2020


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