- Associated Press - Monday, April 21, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Averages gas prices in Maine are up nearly 4 cents a gallon from a week ago and analysts say the trend is expected to continue into next month.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine Monday is $3.69 a gallon - up nearly 8 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.

The average price for a gallon of gas nationally is $3.62 a gallon - an increase of just over 2 cents from last week.

Gas prices in Maine are 15 cents a gallon higher than they were one year ago.

Analysts predict gas prices will continue to climb for several weeks before tapering off next month.