Heating Prices on the Rise as Colder Weather Arrives
The Maine Governor's Energy Office says heating prices have risen in the state over the last week and will likely continue to rise.
The office says the average price for heating oil rose 4 cents over the past week to $2.01 per gallon. Kerosene prices have also risen 2 cents to $2.51 and propane prices have increased 2 cents to $2.25 per gallon.
The federal Energy Information Administration says Maine and the other New England states are likely to experience an average winter this year. Heating fuel demand will likely increase and prices will go up.
Northern Maine had a higher average at $2.18 per gallon for heating oil. The highest heating oil price in the state was $2.20 per gallon.
The prices reflect an Oct. 17 survey.