Gas down five cents a gallon in Maine

Posted Nov. 28, 2011, at 12:07 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The average cost of a gallon of gas in Maine has dropped by nearly a nickel in the past week.

Price-monitoring website announced Monday that the average retail cost is now $3.39 per gallon, more than 12 cents less than a month ago.

That’s still seven cents above the national average and almost 38 cents more than at the same time a year ago.

A company analyst warns that consumers could not get too excited because the current price is still a historic high for this time of year, and volatility is expected for the rest of the year.