AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage’s office says heating fuel prices are on the rise in Maine.

The Republican governor’s Energy Office said Wednesday that the current average price statewide for certain heating oil is $3.42 per gallon. That’s up three cents from last week and up six cents from two weeks ago.

Kerosene prices have also risen to a statewide average of $3.48 per gallon. That’s up three cents from two weeks ago.

Lepage’s office says the higher prices can be attributed to a number of factors, including increased production and refining of crude oil in North America.

At the same time, propane prices dropped. The statewide average for the propane has dropped eight cents in the past week to $2.63 per gallon.

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