AUGUSTA — As worldwide crude oil prices continue to plunge, retail gasoline prices in Maine follow suit.

Price-monitoring website reports Monday that the average retail price of a gallon of gas in Maine has fallen six cents in the past week to $3.63.

The current price is now just two cents above the national average.

Prices are now more than 15 cents per gallon lower than at the same day last year and nearly 23 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

A company analyst is predicting that prices at the pump will continue to fall in light of the latest U.S. jobs report as well as continued concerns about European debt problems.