PORTLAND (AP) — A gallon of gas in Maine has risen by nearly two cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $ 3.59. Even though the increase in Maine was smaller than the national average, the average retail price in the state remains 16 cents higher than the national average.

Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports today that prices are nearly 40 cents higher than a year ago and about 15 cents higher than a month ago.

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