Drivers nationwide rang in the New Year paying the highest price for gas on record for the holiday period:  $3.32 per gallon.

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AAA Mid-Atlantic says the nationwide average has since risen to $3.33.  That's $0.01 less than our average here in New Jersey.

We were paying $3.31 per gallon a week ago and $3.35 this time last year.  The Trenton area reported the highest prices at $3.37 per gallon, while Cape May County came in with the lowest at $3.33.

Here's where gas is cheapest in New Jersey [Note: Click GasBuddy.com to see prices in your area.]

Lowest Gas Prices in New Jersey
New Jersey Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com