Maine gasoline prices rise

Posted Jan. 24, 2011, at 4:41 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A price-watching website says average retail gasoline prices in Maine have risen 0.8 cent per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.19 per gallon. says that compares with the national average, which has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.09 per gallon.

Including the change in gas prices in Maine during the past week, prices on Sunday were 39 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago, and 6.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.