AUGUSTA — The cost of gas is on the rise again.

Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the average retail price of a gallon of gas in Maine rose more than two cents in the past week to $3.54. The site surveys more than 1,200 Maine gas stations.

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The price of gas in Maine remains 28 cents above the national average, which was unchanged in the past week.

Prices in Maine are now nine cents per gallon higher than the same day a year ago and less than a penny higher than a month ago.