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Heating oil prices drop as colder weather rears its head

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Heating oil prices in the state of Maine have fallen slightly as residents prepare for what the Farmers’ Almanac says will be an "ice cold and snow-filled" in the Northeast.

Airplane hangars can be energy-efficient too — for $1.5M

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The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority will receive $1,558,098 from the Federal Aviation Administration to install new energy-efficient heating systems in a pair of hangars at the Brunswick...

Two utility partners pull contracts for natural gas pipeline expansion

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The $3 billion Access Northeast natural gas pipeline expansion, touted by its developers as a project that would lower New England’s electricity costs by ensuring a more reliable supply of...

Maine gas prices jump for the first time in months

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All good things must come to an end, including several months of low gas prices in Maine and across the country, as the average price for a gallon of gas in the Pine Tree State jumped by a nickel to...

Mass. ruling casts doubt on Maine plan to subsidize natural gas pipeline expansion

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A Massachusetts court ruling against having electricity ratepayers in Massachusetts pay a portion of the cost of expanding natural gas capacity in New England raises uncertainty about a similar plan...

Redzone buys GWI’s Midcoast wireless network

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Rockland-based wireless service provider Redzone Wireless, LLC has acquired the wireless network assets of Biddeford-based GWI, which provides service to both residential and commercial customers...

DEP seeks $50M bond for growing infrastructure backlog

The state is addressing a big backlog of sewer and water treatment projects, and hopes bond and other money will produce jobs.

SunEdison hopes to sell Moosehead-area wind project

The now-bankrupt renewable energy company SunEdison is seeking approval to sell a number of its wind projects, including the proposed Misery Ridge project near Moosehead Lake.

As summer driving season winds down, gas prices remain low

Gas prices in Maine continue to fall, despite the Pine Tree State entering the dog days of summer, as the average price for a gallon of gas dropped by three cents to $2.13 over the past two weeks.

Maine Water utility announces Oxford County expansion

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The Saco-based public water utility company, Maine Water, has entered into an agreement with Fryeburg Water Co. that will see Maine Water expand its coverage to 850 customers in Fryeburg and East...