Maine gas prices remain steady

Maine gas prices remain steady, still well above the national average

Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The cost of a gallon of gas in Maine is following the national trend and remaining steady.

Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the average retail price in Maine has risen less than a penny in the past week to an average of $3.49 per gallon. The price is based on a survey of more than 1,200 gas stations.

The in-state price is a full quarter above the national average of $3.24 per gallon.

Prices in Maine are about a dime lower than a month ago, but remain more than 16 cents higher than a year ago.

A company analyst says prices are likely to follow the trend in recent years and jump after Christmas.

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