The price of gasoline continues to rise around New England.

The daily survey by shows that the price at the pump here in Maine jumped up 4.2 cents a gallon to an average price of $2.86. In Presque Isle, gasoline rose to $2.97 a gallon at most outlets.

In New Hampshire, gas went up 5.2 cents a gallon to $2.79 a gallon on average. Vermont's average was $2.85 a gallon, an increase of 4.6 cents.

Meanwhile, the average price of gas nationally rose 15.4 cents a gallon in the past month to $2.86. That's 53.8 cents a gallon higher than a year ago at this time.

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