Maine gas prices continue steep climb

Maine gas prices continue steep climb; average now 11 cents higher than the national average

Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The cost of a gallon of gas in Maine continues to skyrocket, and is rising faster than the national average.

Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the average retail cost of a gallon of gas in Maine jumped more than seven cents in the past week to $3.79. That compares to a national average that rose about 3 cents.

Maine residents are now paying 11 cents more at the pump than the national average.

In-state prices are now 17 cents higher than on the same day last year and almost 23 cents higher than a month ago.

The Maine price is based on a survey of more than 1,200 gas stations.

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