Gas prices fall to $1.86 a gallon in Maine

Posted Dec. 08, 2008, at 1:24 p.m.

The new work week is bringing still lower gasoline prices in Maine and nationwide.

According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular stood at $1.86 in Maine on Monday. That’s 59 cents lower than a month ago and $1.28 cheaper than a year ago, but it’s 14 cents higher than the national average.

The average price of diesel was $2.85 a gallon Monday. That’s down 39 cents in the past month and 75 cents in the past year.

AAA surveys up to 100,000 gas stations nationally for its daily price updates.