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Gas Prices in Maine Continue to Rise 

Catherine Pegram

The average price of gas in Maine notched up nearly three cents overnight.The website www.mainegasprices.com is reporting the average price in the state Thursday is $3.29 a gallon. It was $3.26 Wednesday.We found prices in the Bangor area ranging from $3.28 to $3.43 a gallon.Thursday’s price is 56-cents more than the same time last year. Some experts pin the blame on the latest round of turmoil in the Middle East. Libya is the world’s 18th largest oil producer.They say the cold, snowy weather this winter has also increased demand for gas, which is upping the price, too.