- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine energy officials say the statewide average price for heating has fallen to a 10-year low.

Officials say a Sept. 21 survey found the statewide average for heating oil was $1.99 per gallon, down 9 cents from late August. The average kerosene price was $2.56 per gallon, 11 cents lower than late August. Propane also fell to $2.14 per gallon, a seven-cent drop since late August.

The Governor’s Energy Office says the statewide average price is now the lowest “heating season” price recorded over the last 10 years. Officials with the office caution that Maine remains vulnerable to the volatility of oil markets despite the price dip.

Heating oil prices fell as low as $1.70 in some parts of the state. Elsewhere in Maine prices climbed as high as $2.44.

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