Home heating oil prices rise 5 cents in Maine

Posted Nov. 08, 2010, at 12:48 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Energy officials say the average home heating oil price in Maine has risen 5 cents over the past week.

The Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security said the average statewide cash price Monday was $2.81 a gallon, compared with $2.76 per gallon a week earlier.

Within the sample, the lowest heating oil price of $2.60 per gallon was found in western Maine, while the highest, $3.03 per gallon, was in the central region.

Officials said kerosene was selling for $3.17 a gallon on average, up 5 cents from last week.

Propane was selling for $2.69 a gallon, up 6 cents from a week ago.

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