Prices at the pump have stayed about the same in much of northern New England.

According to the latest survey from GasBuddy.com, gas prices in Maine rose 1.5 cents a gallon from last week, to an average of $2.42 a gallon. Prices in Presque Isle Monday afternoon ranged fro $2.37 to $2.42 a gallon.

In neighboring New Hampshire, gas was at an average of $2.39 a gallon, unchanged from last week. Also unchanged were pump prices in Vermont. The average price there was $2.56 a gallon.

The national average price of gas rose 2.4 cents to $2.47 per gallon in the last week. That's 6.4 cents lower per gallon than a month ago, but 7.3 cents more a gallon than a year ago.