Maine gas prices drop 0.7 cents in last week

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A gasoline price monitoring website says the average retail price in Maine has fallen 0.7 cent per gallon in the past week to $3.73.

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A motorist pulls the nozzle out of his gas tank after fueling his car at a station in Augusta, Maine, on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. says Sunday's average price was $1.04 per gallon higher than it was the same day one year ago, and a penny higher than a month ago.

Maine's average $3.73 also compares with the national average, which has fallen 0.1 cent per gallon in the last week to $3.66.

Petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan says wholesale gasoline prices, which stations pay, began to drop last week. He says that means the national average price may begin moving lower.

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Keith Dutton's picture

Doing the math

I'm not a mathematician, but shouldn't the headline read "7 cents" and the article ".... fallen 1 cent per gallon..."?

The way it reads now, it appears to be 7/10ths of one cent and 1/10th of one cent. Or is this correct AP style? Anyone know?


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