It seems as the temperatures go up this Spring, so are the gas prices.

Prices at the pump in New England are continuing their upward trend. Here in Maine,'s daily survey of gas outlets found a jump of 4.9 cents a gallon to an average price of $2.64 a gallon. In Presque Isle Monday morning, prices stood at $2,84 a gallon, twenty cents above the state average.

Elsewhere around New England, pump prices in New Hampshire rose 5.1 cents in the past week to an average of $2.56 a gallon. And average gas prices in Vermont have gone up nearly a penny per gallon, to $2.63.

Prices across the country rose 4.1 cents a gallon the past week to an average price of $2.65. That's a jump of 12.62 cents a gallon from last month and is 33.1 cents a gallon higher than it was last year at this time.


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