Average Home Heating Oil Prices Drop a Penny 

Maine’s energy department says the average price of home heating oil has dropped a penny in the past week. In its weekly survey of oil dealers, the Governor’s Office ofEnergy Independence and Security said the average cash price forheating oil on Monday was $2.57 a gallon. Northern Maine had thehighest average price, while southern Maine had the lowest. Kerosene was averaging $2.93 gallon, which was 1 cent lower thana week ago. Propane was selling for an average of $2.62 a gallon,down 2 cents since last week. (AP)