Gas prices in Maine inched lower by one penny a gallon this week, according to the gas monitoring website, The average price for a gallon of gas in Maine is now at $3.48 a gallon.Maine now is below the average national price per gallon of $3.51. The national average went up one cent per gallon.

Maine's gas prices are 16 cents lower than a month ago and 37 cents lower per gallon than at the same time last year.

The lowest prices in Maine was $3.34 a gallon and that was found at gas stations in Kittery, South Portland and Scarborough.

Analyst say prices are rising in some areas of the country as crude oil prices are on the way up.