After several weeks of rising gas prices, they have seemed to has settled down. According to the price-monitoring website, gas prices in Maine were down by almost one cent per gallon this week. The statewide average is now at $2.225 per gallon.

Nationally, gas prices were lower by almost two cents per gallon, with the national average price now at $2.177 per gallon.

The lowest gas price in Maine was reported in Bangor at $2.01 per gallon.

South Carolina has the lowest average gas prices in the country at $1.90 per gallon.

Nine states now has an average gas price of under $2 per gallon and New Hampshire has the lowest average gas price in New England and $2.12 per gallon.