We all agree that we don't like high gas prices and we may all disagree on who is to blame, but at the end of the day, we all want lower gas prices not only here in New Jersey but around the nation as well.

 

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Gas prices are over $5.00 a gallon (Premium) and even "regular" is heading in that direction.

This past weekend it cost $60.00 to fill my tank and I have a medium size tank. Those with larger vehicles are spending even more. If I go through that tank in a week going to and from work and work-related events, well in a month I'm spending nearly $250 in a month just for gas, some pay that for their car. So it goes without saying this is getting out of control.

The question is what is the solution? first, let's see where the "least" expensive gas is located in Ocean County. Currently according to Gas-Buddy.com 5/9/22

  • Exxon - 2096 Lakewood Road, Toms River $4.39 (regular)
  • Exxon - 1 Commonwealth Blvd, Manchester $4.39 (regular)

What are some ways of conserving gas and making our expenses go down a bit during these higher price days? According to U.S. News and World Report, there are several ways to help yourself.

  • Carpool whenever it's convenient
  • Maximize your regular routes
  • Keep your car tires properly inflated

Just a few simple things you can do to keep your "price at the pump", down during these high price days. We will have to keep an eye out for how prices continue to go here in Ocean County and see if, in fact, we go over $5.00 a gallon for "regular".

If you see "less expensive" gas here in Ocean County, let us know and post your comments below.

 

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

 

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