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Gas Prices Rise By 4 Cents In Past Week

Average gas prices in Maine have risen just over 4 cents in the past week to $2.18 a gallon.  GasBuddy says increasing cases of COVID-19 in some states have reduced gasoline demand, but there hasn't been a sharp enough drop to push gas prices lower this past week. 

Still, analysts say for this time of year, gas prices nationally are at their lowest levels in 15 years.  

The current average price in Maine is 12 cents higher than a month ago, but 52 cents less than at this time last year.

Ed is a Maine native who spent his early childhood in Livermore Falls before moving to Farmington. He graduated from Mount Blue High School in 1970 before going to the University of Maine at Orono where he received his BA in speech in 1974 with a broadcast concentration. It was during that time that he first became involved with public broadcasting. He served as an intern for what was then called MPBN TV and also did volunteer work for MPBN Radio.