The Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security said Monday its latest survey found the average cash price for heating oil has fallen to $2.58 a gallon, down 2 cents from last week. The lowest prices were in southern Maine, with the highest in eastern parts of the state.
The average price of heating has now fallen $2.13 a gallon since peaking at $4.71 in early July.
The average price for kerosene was $3.10 a gallon, down 4 cents from last week, while propane for domestic heating fell 5 cents, to $2.85.
Energy Director John Kerry says the price decline is a result of falling demand for oil.