TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Drivers are still seeing a decline in prices at the pump in New Jersey and around the nation amid lower demand and higher gasoline stocks. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.55, a penny lower than a week ago.

Drivers were paying $2.45 a gallon at this time a year ago.

The national average gas price Friday was $2.56, down 2 cents from last week. Last year at this time, motorists were paying $2.39 a gallon.

Analysts say gasoline stocks are expected to grow, barring any significant jump in crude oil prices, and that should drive gas prices even cheaper through the end of the year.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press.