Oil Prices Up This Week 

After several months of stable oil priced, Maine energy officials say that the average price of heating oil has risen by 7 cents from lat weeks survey.The average price is now at $2.67, with the lowest price in southwestern Maine at $2.48 and the highest prices at $2.90 in eastern Maine.Energy Director John Kerry says cold weather in the United States, combined with strengthening economic indicators are placing upward pressure on oil prices.