CONCORD, N.H. — Gas prices in northern New England have seen one their largest weekly jumps, after Hurricane Harvey shut down much of the nation’s refinery capacity.

The latest survey from GasBuddy shows average retail gasoline prices in Maine went up 32.5 cents in the past week, to $2.71 per gallon.

New Hampshire rose 37.4 cents per gallon, averaging $2.68 on Monday. In Vermont, the average price was $2.71 per gallon, up 35.4 cents from the previous week.

The national average has increased 23.8 cents in the last week to $2.64 per gallon. That’s 29.8 cents higher than a month ago and 44.5 cents higher than a year ago.

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy, says until Texas can recover from Harvey, gasoline prices will likely continue to be elevated, and Hurricane Irma also could present a challenge.

Source: weekly reports
Interactive: Christian MilNeil

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