Prices at the pump around New England have dropped slightly.

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Gas prices here in Maine edged down seven-tenths of a penny in the last week, to an average of $2.55 a gallon. That's according to the latest survey by GasBuddy.com. Most stations in Presque Isle showed a price of $2.71 a gallon Tuesday morning.

Gas in Vermont fell 2.5 cents over the last week, also to an average $2.55 a gallon like Maine.

New Hampshire's pump prices dipped marginally by six-tenths of a cent to $2.51 a gallon on average.

The national average price rose by 8.9 cents a gallon since last week to $2.55 a gallon, which is 8.8 cents a gallon over last month's price and 40.4 cents higher than a year ago at this time.