Maine Gas Prices Up Sharply This Week
Nationally the average was up seven cents a gallon to $2.45.
The cost of a barrel of oil was up almost $5 per barrel in just the past week. Unrest in the Middle East is a major reason for the increase in oil and gas prices.
The lowest gas in the state was $2.29 a gallon reported at a gas station in Scarborough. An Augusta gas station came in at $2.31 a gallon.