Maine gasoline, heating oil prices rise

Posted Feb. 14, 2011, at 3:44 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 14, 2011, at 5:25 p.m.

AUGUSTA — A price-watching website says average retail gasoline prices in Maine have risen eight-tenths of a cent per gallon in the past week to $3.21.

MaineGasPrices.com says Sunday’s price compares with the national average, which has also increased 0.8 cent per gallon in the last week to $3.12 per gallon.

Including the change in gas prices in Maine during the past week, prices Sunday were 51.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago, and 2.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 4.9 cents per gallon during the last month and is 50.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago.

The Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security said its Monday survey showed that Maine’s statewide average cash price for No. 2 heating oil was $3.36 per gallon, a 1 cent increase f rom last week.

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