A heating oil delivery truck advertises a price of $2.72 per gallon while making deliveries in Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in South Portland, Maine. Heating oil keeps growing more costly as several top oil-producing countries remain in political or economic turmoil. The federal government estimates turmoil in countries including Iran will push prices to around $3.27 this winter, an 18-percent hike in heating oil prices nationally. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty | AP

As parts of the state pulled out their shovels to welcome snow today, home heating prices continued an upward climb.

No. 2 heating oil’s statewide average cash price topped $3.02 per gallon today, up 3 cents from last Wednesday.

The Governor’s Energy Office said propane was up 2 cents to $2.86 over last week.

Kerosene was up 3 cents to $3.61 per gallon over the week.

Fuel prices have risen steadily since the beginning of October. The state’s average oil price was $2.88 per gallon on Oct. 2, while propane was $2.77 per gallon and kerosene was $3.45 per gallon.

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