'Tis the season to think oil prices and they are up!

The Associated Press reports the Governor's Energy Office says heating oil prices are starting to rise in Maine. A statewide survey this week put the average price at $2.44 per gallon, an increase of 9 percent since the heating season begin in October.

The increase comes on the heels of spikes following Hurricane Harvey in late August, which affected more than a third of the nation's refining capacity. The survey found that the highest price for heating oil was $2.54, recorded in northern Maine, while the lowest was $2.42 in southwest, central and western Maine. The average statewide price of kerosene was $3.05, and propane was $2.73 according to AP.

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