Maine heating oil prices continue to fall

Posted June 01, 2010, at 3:22 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine energy officials say the price of home heating oil fell 4 cents a gallon last week, marking the fourth week in a row that prices have dropped.

The Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security said Tuesday that the average statewide cash price for No. 2 heating oil stands at $2.62 per gallon. Southern Maine had the lowest average price of $2.47 a gallon. Eastern and northern sections had the highest average price, $2.75 a gallon.

The average kerosene price was $2.99 a gallon, down 4 cents from a week ago.