AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s heating oil prices remain relatively stable this summer, with the price down 2 cents per gallon in a new survey.

The Maine energy office said Monday that its weekly price survey found an average price of $2.59 per gallon.

Director John Kerry says weak economic figures from the three biggest world economies — the United States, China and Japan — helped keep oil prices below $80 a barrel.

In Maine, the average price heating oil price ranged from a low of $2.18 per gallon in southwestern Maine to a high of $2.76 per gallon in the eastern part of the state.

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