Gas prices in the region are finishing out the week at $2.72 on the Philadelphia side of the river (in the five-county area) and at $2.50 in South Jersey.

The Philly area's average price for a gallon of no-lead was unchanged overnight; South Jersey's was down 1 cent, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

The country overall was averaging $2.62, down 1 cent overnight.

Diesel was averaging $3.03, up 1 cent, in the Philly area, and was unchanged at $2.71 in South Jersey.

The national diesel average was down 1 cent, to $2.81.

Today, eight states have gas averages at or below $2.50, the auto club said.