TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continued to see lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said the average price of regular gasoline in the Garden State was $2.53, down 4 cents from a week ago. It was the second straight week that prices have dropped by that amount.

The current cost was just a penny more than motorists were paying a year ago, when the average price for a gallon of regular was $2.54.

Meanwhile, the national average price fell 4 cents to $2.68 on Friday. The national average a year ago was $2.62.

AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Tracy Noble said the falling fuel prices were mostly due to recent crude oil price declines.

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