Maine's gas prices continue sliding downward despite greater dip at national level

The average retail price of gas in Maine fell 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.84 per gallon.

Website GasBuddy's survey of 1,228 Maine gas outlets found the state's average dropped less than the 6.7 cent decrease in the national average. The average nationwide price is $2.69 per gallon.

The website says prices in the state were 62.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day in 2013, compared to a drop of 57.2 cents nationally. Maine's average was 19.5 cents lower than a month ago, compared to 25.4 cents per gallon less over the past month nationally.