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Gas prices on New Jersey toll roads rise

July 13, 2012 6:30:55 AM PDT
The price of regular unleaded gasoline along New Jersey toll roads went up Friday morning for the first time in 10 weeks.

The price of regular unleaded along the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway increased six cents.

Now, instead of $3.26 a gallon, drivers will only have to pay $3.32.

The average price has been steadily declining for the past 10 weeks, dropping 42 cents.

The highways still offer some of the cheaper gas in the area, and motorists are taking note.

"I live on Staten Island, but I try to fill up in Jersey every chance I get," driver Tony Ablavskiy said.

Gas prices only increase once a week on the two highways, maintained by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. The Authority surveys 100 gas stations, located off the highway, every Wednesday and Thursday to determine an average statewide price, and implements the increases Friday morning. The service area per-gallon cost cannot be more than 3 cents above that average price.

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