AUGUSTA — The average cost of a gallon of gas in Maine has crossed the $4 threshold.

Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the average retail cost rose nearly four cents per gallon in the past week to $4.01.

The national average rose just over two cents in the past week to an average of $3.86 per gallon.

Current prices are now 31 cents per gallon more than at the same time last year and 19 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

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