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Maine heating oil prices unchanged for 2 weeks

6:40 PM, Dec 26, 2012   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine energy officials say the average statewide price of home heating oil remains unchanged for the second consecutive week.

The Governor's Energy Office says heating oil prices were averaging $3.64 a gallon Wednesday in its weekly price survey. Rates ranged from a high of $3.88 in eastern Maine to $3.38 in southern and western Maine.

The average price for propane dropped 2 cents from last week, remaining lower than this time a year ago.

Overall, crude oil prices have been trending upward, likely because of factors including U.S. budget negotiations, a weaker dollar and terrorism worries.

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