AUGUSTA — Maine gas prices have held steady in the past week.

Price-monitoring website reports today that the average retail gasoline price in the state remains at $3.38 per gallon, the same as last week.

The cost in Maine is about a dime above the national average, which was also largely unchanged in the past week.

The current price is more than 27 cents higher than at the same time last year and about 12 cents lower than a month ago.

A company analyst is predicting slightly higher prices in the near future.