TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drivers in New Jersey are getting a little more relief from rising gas prices, but prices at the pump inched up across the nation as a whole.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.92, down two cents from a week ago. Drivers were paying an average of $2.16 a gallon a year ago at this time.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.87, up a penny from last week. Drivers were paying an average of $1.97 a gallon a year ago at this time.

Analysts say less expensive crude prices have given most drivers a break over the past two weeks, and less expensive gas prices could be around the corner — but the trend could be short-lived if demand for gasoline increases.

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