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Maine gas prices down by about a nickel

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The cost of a gallon of gas in Maine is down by almost a nickel.

Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the average retail cost of a gallon of gas has dropped in the past week to $3.59.

Even though that's almost 40 cents lower than at the same time last year, the price in Maine remains seven cents per gallon above the national average.

The current in-state price is now almost 18 cents per gallon below where it was just a month ago.

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