AUGUSTA — The bad news is that gas prices in Maine are on the rise again, but the good news is that they are not rising as fast as they are nationally.

Price-monitoring website reports Monday that the average retail price of gasoline Maine jumped nearly three cents to $3.86 per gallon.

That compares to a 4.5 cents per gallon increase nationally to an average of $3.86.

Maine prices are now nearly 27 cents higher than on the same day a year ago and nine cents higher than a month ago.

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