AUGUSTA — Following a national trend, gas prices are on the rise in Maine.

Price-monitoring website reports today that the average retail price for a gallon of gas in Maine has risen 2.5 cents in the past week, to $3.51.

The price in Maine is 17 cents above the national average of $3.34 per gallon.

Current prices are 32 cents higher than on the same day one year ago and more than 19 higher than a month ago.

A company analyst says he expects prices to change in little in the coming weeks.

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