Maine gas prices cross $4 per gallon mark

Posted Sept. 17, 2012, at 11:37 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 17, 2012, at 5:42 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The average cost of a gallon of gas in Maine has crossed the $4 threshold.

Price-monitoring website reports Monday that the average retail cost rose nearly four cents per gallon in the past week to $4.01.

The national average rose just over two cents in the past week to an average of $3.86 per gallon.

Current prices are now 31 cents per gallon more than at the same time last year and 19 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The lowest price reported on GasBuddy was $3.88 per gallon in Biddeford in York County, and the highest was $4.19 per gallon in Madawaska in Aroostook County.