Gas prices down slightly in NH, Maine, up a bit in Vermont

CONCORD, N.H. — Gas prices have fallen slightly in New Hampshire and Maine, but have increased a bit in Vermont in the past week.

GasBuddy reported on Monday that New Hampshire gas prices dropped 2.6 cents to $2.68 per gallon. Prices also dipped less than a penny in Maine, to $2.79 per gallon. In Vermont, prices rose 2.1 cents, to $2.77 per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.85 Monday. The national average is down 0.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.02 per gallon higher than a year ago.

GasBuddy’s head of petroleum analysis Patrick De Haan said the recent surge in COVID-19 cases has delayed gas price hikes, but if things improve as summer approaches, “we still have potential to see summer gas prices at their highest levels in years.”