Gas prices drop slightly in northern New England

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Gas prices continue to drop in northern New England.

The latest GasBuddy price reports show prices fell 1.6 cents per gallon in Vermont last week, to an average of $2.78.

In Maine, the average price was $2.79, down 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week.

Prices in New Hampshire were down slightly, to $2.73 per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 2.1 cents in the last week, averaging $2.84 a gallon.

The national average is down 0.6 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 8.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.