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Heating Oil Prices Fall 

The average statewide price of $2.70 per gallon, more than 90 cents cheaper than a month ago, and about $2.00 less than the average in June.

John Kerry of the Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security says the reason is simple: Demand for oil has dropped because of the economic decline.

The latest survey found that the lowest heating oil price, $2.13 per gallon, was found in southern Maine. The highest price, $2.95, was found in central Maine.