TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices rose in New Jersey but declined across the nation at large amid fluctuating oil prices and low demand.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.77, up nine cents from last week. Drivers were paying $3.45 a gallon on average a year ago at this time.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.76, down six cents from last week. Drivers were paying $3.39 a gallon on average a year ago at this time.

Analysts say that if demand remains low amid a slide in oil prices, drivers should see pump prices come down through the weekend.