Prices at the pumps continue their upward climb around New England.

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According to the latest survey from GasBuddy.com, the national average rose slightly in the past week to $2.48 a gallon. That's 1.7 cents higher than a month ago and 11.9 cents higher than at this time last year.

Mainers saw the price at the pump go up in the last week 1.7 cents to $2.51 a gallon on average. Most stations in Presque Isle on Tuesday were reporting a price of $2.72 a gallon.

Gas in New Hampshire rose 2 cents a gallon to an average of $2.46. And, like Maine, Vermont's gas prices went up 1.7 cents to an average $2.54 a gallon.