Maine gas prices continue steep climb

AUGUSTA (AP) — The cost of a gallon of gas in Maine continues to skyrocket, and is rising faster than the national average.

Price-monitoring website reports Monday that the average retail cost of a gallon of gas in Maine jumped more than seven cents in the past week to $3.79. That compares to a national average that rose about 3 cents.

Maine residents are now paying 11 cents more at the pump than the national average.

In-state prices are now 17 cents higher than on the same day last year and almost 23 cents higher than a month ago.

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

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Bob White's picture

Here is something that if our

Here is something that if our elected people wanted to do something for the people

And what would you suggest?

Our elected officials, state and federal, have no control over global oil prices, which have the most direct effect on the pump prices. Unless you're suggesting they take over the oil companies. Wouldn't that be.... socialist?

Bob White's picture

Well we could start buy

Well we could start buy taking oil off the futures market they are the people running the prices up. There are plenty of things they could do trust me but the problem is that people pay people not to worry about those types of things. We have plenty of our own oil in our country if we would use it the demand for global oil would drop and guess what would happen then? If the USA would get serious and market our and Canada's oil trust me the price would drop like a rock. Or we can use your thinking and except the idea gee we cant do anything.

Steve  Dosh's picture

Maine gas prices continue steep climb

Mainers, Monday night
Here in Hawai'i we pay US$4.26 a gallon for gas, US$5.25 for a gallon of milk , and US$2.99 for a dozen eggs . Everything's imported . Stay dry .. /s Steve :D

 's picture

To rational thinking,

To rational thinking, intelligent people the reason why is called "supply and demand" but to the moonbat leftists it's called "hope and change".

MARK GRAVEL's picture

What? You mean like hope you

What? You mean like hope you have some change left after gassing your car?

FRANK EARLEY's picture

I guess the only question I have is...................


PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Have you ever known Maine

Have you ever known Maine consumers not to get the smelly end of the stick any time gas prices became an issue?

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Smelly end of the

Smelly end of the stick.
Polishing turds.
Picking up turds from the clean end.

What are you doing with all your spare time?

Playing with turds?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Do you think I'm being

Do you think I'm being obsessive?


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