The average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey has dropped for 22 days in a row.

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On Monday, AAA Northeast reported the price for a gallon of regular was $3.27, dropping 6 cents in a week and 34 cents from this day one year ago.

It’s happening because crude oil inventories increased by 16 million barrels last week, which put downward pressure on prices overall.

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Even as refineries are shutting down for planned and unplanned maintenance, it has not contributed to a tighter market so far.

New Jersey now has the lowest gas prices in the region.

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The average price for a gallon of gas in Pennsylvania is $3.68, in New York, it’s $3.48, and the average price for a gallon or regular in Connecticut is $3.29.

The current national average is $3.41, unchanged from a week ago, 2 cents higher than a month ago, but 12 cents cheaper than one year ago.

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