Maine gas prices fall 5.3 cents in a week

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PORTLAND — The average retail price of gas in Maine fell 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.84 per gallon.

Website GasBuddy’s survey of 1,228 Maine gas outlets found the state’s average dropped less than the 6.7 cent decrease in the national average. The average nationwide price is $2.69 per gallon.

The website says prices in the state were 62.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day in 2013, compared to a drop of 57.2 cents nationally. Maine’s average was 19.5 cents lower than a month ago, compared to 25.4 cents per gallon less over the past month nationally.

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