PORTLAND — Gas prices have risen nearly 1.7 cents in Maine in the past week.

Gasoline price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com reports Monday that the average cost of a gallon of gas in Maine is $2.40.

Maine gas prices are 6.9 cents per gallon less compared to a month ago, and about $1.24 lower per gallon than at this time last year.

The price per gallon in Maine is a penny below the national average.

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

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