As temperatures start to decline, so are gas prices in the region.

According to the latest survey by GasBuddy.com, the national average of gasoline fell 7 cents a gallon in the past week to $2.73 a gallon. That's a 17.7 cent drop in the last month, but is still 20.9 cents a gallon higher than it was last year at this time.

Here in Maine, prices at the pump averaged $2.72 a gallon. That's a 5.6 cent decrease in the last week. In Caribou, prices Thursday morning showed a price of $2.85 and $2.86 a gallon at several outlets.

New Hampshire prices showed a drop of 3.1 cents to $2.72 a gallon, while Vermont gasoline fell 3.8 cents to an average $2.82 a gallon.