Maine heating oil prices hold steady at $3.70

Posted Jan. 23, 2012, at 5:26 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The average price for home heating oil in Maine remains unchanged from a week ago even after some cold temperatures across the state.

A weekly survey shows an average price of $3.70 per gallon.

Ken Fletcher, director of the Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security, said it appears that foreign demand for diesel fuel may be keeping prices higher than they would be otherwise, even as people look to natural gas or firewood to lower their energy costs.

Around the state, prices ranged from a low of $3.47 in western Maine to a high of $4.01 in the central part of the state.

 

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