RNC - Gas Prices In NH - Upward spiral of per gallon cost continuing

Just last week, despite rising gas prices, VP Biden claimed in an interview with WAVY-TV in Virginia that “our energy policy is the best it’s ever been.” 

This week, as he heads to New Hampshire,  here is one of the headlines welcoming him...

Foster’s Daily Democrat: Gas prices update: Upward spiral of per gallon cost continuing
4/10/12

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Average retail gasoline prices in New Hampshire rose 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.85 per gallon Sunday.

In Maine, average retail gasoline prices rose 8.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.98 per gallon Sunday.

This compares with the national average that increased 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.9 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewHampshireGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in New Hampshire during the past week, prices Sunday were 21.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and 15.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. In Maine during the past week, prices Sunday were 22.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and 15.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 16.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 17.2 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

"Gasoline prices in the hardest hit areas have finally shown signs of relief, with gasoline prices falling now in Chicago as they have for a few weeks in California," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "We're beginning to see refinery utilization rise, indicating refineries are coming out of maintenance and boosting production. If we continue to see utilization rise at domestic refineries, we may see an earlier peak than we have in prior years, " DeHaan said.