AUGUSTA — Gas prices in Maine are down more than two cents per gallon, yet remain well above the national average.

Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the average retail cost of a gallon of gas in Maine has dropped to $3.74 in the past week, a full dime above the national average.

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Maine prices are now nearly 12 cents per gallon lower than at the same time last year, and about 10 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

A company analyst says prices are dropping at a time of year when prices normally rise.

The Maine prices are based on a survey of more than 1,200 gas stations statewide.