AUGUSTA — Maine residents are seeing some relief at the pump with gas dropping in price by nearly a nickel per gallon in the past week.

Price-monitoring website reports today that the average retail price in the state is down to $3.94 per gallon.

The national average fell just over four cents to $3.85 per gallon.

Still, gas in Maine costs more than eight cents more a gallon than a year ago and almost nine cents more than a month ago.

A company analyst says average gasoline prices nationally continue to slowly drop.