AUGUSTA, Maine — A price monitoring website says the average retail gasoline price in Maine has risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week to $3.69.
MaineGasPrices.com says Sunday’s average price in the state was $1.01 per gallon higher than it was the same day one year ago, but 12.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.
The national average has increased 2.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61. But it’s still 91.6 cents per gallon higher than it was one year ago.
Petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan says Hurricane Irene appears to have caused minimal damage to refineries and gasoline production will resume soon.