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Maine Heating Prices Continue Winter Slide

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine government survey says the average statewide cash price for heating oil dropped 4 cents in the past week.

The Governor's Energy Office says the average price was $2.56 a gallon, according to the Jan. 26 survey. The average kerosene price of $3.12 was also 12 cents lower than two weeks ago. Propane prices dropped 7 cents over the past two weeks to $2.66.

Heating oil averaged $3.87 per gallon a year ago at this time, while kerosene was $4.27 and propane was $3.35.

The highest prices for heating oil were found in southwestern Maine, where prices reached $2.99. The lowest prices were also found there with a low mark of $2.13. Central Maine had the highest average price for kerosene at $3.17