(Dover, NH) - The price of gasoline in New Hampshire has jumped 5 cents a gallon in the past week, and 9 cents a gallon since two weeks ago.

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According to gasbuddy.com, the average price for regular in New Hampshire is $2.26 this morning.

Massachusetts motorists are paying an average price of $2.29 a gallon. The price is $2.32 in Maine and $2.34 in Vermont.

The lowest price in the nation is in South Carolina at $2.10 a gallon, while in Hawaii, the average price has hit $3 dollars.

Some forecast that prices will continue to increase through the spring and summer as oil producing countries reduce