Gasoline prices the region and in the nation continued inching downward over the weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic said this morning.

The average price for a gallon of regular in southeastern Pennsylvania fell to $3.09 this morning, down two cents in the last week, but still up 5 cents from one month ago, the auto club said.

The South Jersey average was down 3 cents for the week, to $2.86 per gallon, but still a penny higher than a month ago.

The national average of $3.00 a gallon is down 6 cents for the week, and 9 cents for the month.

Crude oil prices, meanwhile, edged up today as traders tried to figure how last week's U.S. jobs report might affect this week's interest rate decision by the Federal Reserve.

Crude oil futures have retreated more than 10 percent from their all-time high near $100 in November.