- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Governor’s Energy Office says the average statewide cash price for heating oil rose 2 cents over the last two weeks to $2.01 per gallon.

Trends are similar in kerosene and propane. Kerosene rose 2 cents to $2.58 per gallon and propane rose a penny to $2.15 per gallon.

The federal Energy Information Administration projects lower costs for home heating even if the cold months are colder than average. Inventories are high for heating oil, propane and natural gas, and prices for all three are the lowest in years.

The highest price for heating oil in Maine was $2.46 per gallon in eastern Maine. The lowest price was $1.70 per gallon in western and southwestern Maine.

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