Gas Prices Rise Nearly Three Cents per Gallon in the Past Week 

Gas prices in Maine are up nearly three cents per gallon in the past week. Price-monitoring website reports Monday that the average retail cost of a gallon of gasoline jumped to $3.51. The national average also rose about three cents in the past week, but remains well below the Maine average at $3.27 per gallon. Current Maine prices are a nickel lower than a month ago and still 17 cents higher than at this time last year.