According to the price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com, gas prices in Maine were about 2.5 cents per gallon higher for a statewide average of $1.805, that compares to last weeks average of $1.779.

Nationally, gas prices rose a whopping 6.5 cents per gallon, for an average of $1.816.

The lowest reported gas prices in Maine was $1.65 per gallon at stations in Bangor and Auburn.

Arizona has the lowest average gas prices in the country at $1.523 and New Hampshire has the lowest average gas prices in New England at $1.703.