Gas prices have now hit $5 a gallon in Maine

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The state average for gas in Maine hit $5 a gallon on Tuesday for the first time ever, according to AAA. A year ago, the average in Maine was $3.03. Massachusetts was the only other New England state to meet this threshold. Half of Maine’s counties had averages of at least $5, topped by Cumberland County at $5.04. “You have to rethink the way you spend. It’s the same budget, right? You I just spend more on gas instead of taking my kids to eat or even going to the movies now you have to think about it a bit more,” Curtis said. According to GasBuddy, the cheapest gas in Maine on Monday was $4.74 at the Citgo station in Eddington. Diesel prices actually fell a fraction of a cent on Tuesday to $6.19 a gallon. The national gas average was $4.91 on Tuesday. Some analysts say it could hit $6 by Labor Day. Unprecedented gasoline prices in Maine have residents considering savings through promotional offers they would have otherwise ignored. 8 Investigators have reviewed and compiled some options for those looking to cut spending. For those willing to pay debt through a linked bank account, Irving and Cumberland Farms are both offering a $0.10 rebate for every gallon of gas purchased. Citgo and Shell have rewards programs offering $0.03 off without needing to link a bank account. The biggest savings come with an annual fee. Gasoline at BJ’s Wholesale Club, which requires a $55 annual membership, posted gasoline prices of $4.83 on Tuesday. The same price was quoted at Sam’s Club, which costs $45 for 12 months, in Scarborough.

The state average for gas in Maine hit $5 a gallon on Tuesday for the first time ever, according to AAA. A year ago, the average in Maine was $3.03.

“It really cuts into the fun things I’d rather do with my kids,” said Bowdoinham’s Kris Curtis.

Prices topped $5 a gallon in 13 states and the District of Columbia on Tuesday. Massachusetts was the only other New England state at this threshold.

Half of Maine’s counties had averages of at least $5, topped by Cumberland County at $5.04.

“You need to rethink how you spend. It’s the same budget, right? You’re just spending more on gas instead of taking my kids out to eat or even going to the movies now, you have to think about it a little more,” Curtis said.

According to GasBuddy, the cheapest gas in Maine on Monday was $4.74 at the Citgo station in Eddington.

Diesel prices actually fell a fraction of a cent on Tuesday to $6.19 a gallon.

The national average for gasoline was $4.91 on Tuesday. Some analysts say it could hit $6 by Labor Day.

Unprecedented gasoline prices in Maine have residents considering savings through promotional offers they would have otherwise ignored.

8 Investigators have reviewed and compiled some options for those looking to cut spending.

For those willing to pay debt through a linked bank account, Irving and Cumberland Farms both offer $0.10 off for every gallon of gasoline purchased.

Citgo and Shell have rewards programs offering $0.03 off without needing to link a bank account.

The biggest savings come with an annual fee.

gas at Big BJ clubwhich requires a $55 annual subscription, posted gas prices of $4.83 on Tuesday.

The same price was indicated at sam’s clubwhich costs $45 for 12 months, in Scarborough.

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