Heating Oil Prices Down 

Two weeks ago, average prices were $3.82 per gallon.

Theinstability in the financial markets has added volatility in the oil market, and expectations of a slowing economy have driven prices down.

Experts say consumers can also take a lot of credit for the recent drop in oil prices by cutting back on driving. Americans have driven 12.2 billion fewer miles through June 2008 compared with the same period in 2007.

In the state’s latest heating oil survey, the lowest price was $3.30 per gallon and the highest was $4.