Prices at the pumps in New England are continuing their upward rise.

According to, gas prices here in Maine jumped nearly seven cents a gallon to an average price of $2.81. Prices at most stations in Presque Isle as of Monday morning were $2.91 a gallon.

Prices in New Hampshire rose the same as Maine, seven cents a gallon. New Hampshire's average price, however, was $2.75 a gallon. Pump prices in Vermont went up 5.8 cents over last week, to an average $2.80 a gallon.

Nationally, the average price of gas rose 2.9 cents a gallon in the past week to an average $2.88 a gallon. That's up 18.7 cents a gallon from last month and is 7.7 cents a gallon higher than at this time last year.

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