AUGUSTA — The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine has jumped another nickel and is now at $3.84.

Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports today that the price in Maine is 13 cents above the national average.

Gas has now jumped by nearly 25 cents per gallon in the past month and is about 30 cents higher than at the same time last year in Maine.

The local trend follows a national trend of higher prices, and a company analyst says even steeper prices are likely on the way.

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