TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Motorists continue to see sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.78, down 5 cents from last week. That’s also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.13.

This marks the eighth straight week that gas prices have fallen in New Jersey.

The national average price on Friday was $2.95, down 5 cents from last week. That’s also much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.22.

Gas prices will likely continue to fall in the coming weeks. The lower prices are mostly due to abundant global oil production that has led to falling crude oil prices.

What are you going to do with money you’re saving that you’d normally be spending on gas? Take a trip? Buy yourself that pair of shoes you’ve wanted forever? Let us know in the comments below.

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