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Irving Oil Station in Maine

Irving Oil Station in MaineThe average price for a gallon of gas in Maine was $3.83 on Wednesday, an increase of 30 cents per gallon in the past month, which is straining the wallets of both gas station owners and consumers. This week the average cost of gas in the state was a record high for the month of February, according to Gregg Laskoski, a senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. A year ago, on Feb. 20, 2012, the average price was $3.68 per gallon, according to the website. On Feb. 20, 2011, it was $3.22. While the gas prices in Maine are high, they’re not as bad as elsewhere in the country. “As disturbing as [a 30-cent increase] may be to folks in your state, it’s important to understand in other regions the increase is double what you’ve seen in the past month in Maine,” Laskoski told the Bangor Daily News. (read more at Lewiston Sun Journal)