Maine gas prices up by almost 6 cents per gallon

Maine gas prices up by almost 6 cents per gallon; now 12 cents above the national average

Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine residents are paying almost 6 cents per gallon more for a gallon of gas this week.

Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Tuesday that the average retail price of gas in Maine has jumped to $3.73 in the past week, which is 12 cents per gallon higher than the national average.

In-state prices are still almost 16 cents per gallon lower than on the same day a year ago but less than a penny lower than a month ago.

The averages are based on a survey of more than 1,200 Maine gas stations.

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