AUGUSTA — Gas prices in Maine are bucking the national trend and rising rapidly.

Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com said today that the retail price of a gallon of gas in Maine has risen nearly seven cents in the past week to an average of $3.52.

The national average during the same time did not budge and remains at $3.42 per gallon.

The good news is that prices in Maine remain nearly 27 cents per gallon lower than at this time last year.

A company analyst says he expects the national prices to follow the Maine trend and rise in the coming weeks.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.