Currently serving 22 counties across NY, we're a non-profit fuel buying group that helps consumers of heating oil and kerosene save money on fuel deliveries received throughout the heating season.
Welcome to CITIZEN ACTION FUEL GROUP!
*CAFG will have limited summer hours the week of July 27 – July 31. We will return calls the week of August 3 – August August 7. Renewals, rejoins, and New applications will be processed at that time.
SPECIAL UPDATE TO NEW YORKERS:
Due to lower wholesale prices, consumers saved hundreds of dollars on heating oil in NYS this season. Here is a link to a NY Times article addressing that: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/business/economy/lower-oil-prices-offer-a-bonanza-to-us-workers.html?_r=0
NY State has just posted its new website. Find information on the HEAP program (Home Energy Assistance Program) and find out if you are eligible to apply for assistance this coming November, as well as where to apply by county. Also provides Emergency Information: http://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/HEAP-contacts.pdf
Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Commissioner Kristin M. Proud said, “Though the economic recovery continues, we know many households are struggling financially. I encourage anyone planning to seek assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program to do so as soon as possible. The easiest way to do so, for households outside of New York City, is to visit myBenefits.ny.gov.”
We are now in Sullivan County! Our lower Hudson Valley dealer, Bottini Fuel, covers most of Sullivan County. Contact us for details. Are you or someone in your household a current or retired member of a labor union that is not on our list of “participating labor unions” for discounted membership? Have a representative get in touch with us and we’ll provide simple information for them to consider participating with Citizen Action Fuel Group–it’s that easy!
NYS has enacted legislation requiring low sulfur content home heating oil effective July 2012. Low sulfur product will increase efficiency and result in cleaner-burning fuel, resulting in more efficiency for furnaces. Prices are expected to increase somewhat initially as this program gets underway. Talk to your dealer for more information.
Due to market volatility, many retail oil dealers are not offering Pre Buy or downside protections on CAP pricing (CAFG does not offer these programs). Please see our “Prices” page for information on CAFG’s pricing. Explore your options, pick the best option for you, and look into helpful programs to help you save money (see links by clicking on the “Resources and Info” page).
You may be eligible for a reduced rate membership!
HEAP/Disability/Active Military Personnel are eligible for $5 one time membership.
Members of these participating unions pay a one-time $5 membership rate (proof is required):
AFSCME Local 1883
AFSCME Local 1912
ATU Local 1145
ATU Local 580
Carpenters Local 281
Carpenters Local 747
CWA Local 1126
CWA Local 14164
GCIU Local 898
IATSE Local 311
IBEW Local 2213
IBEW Local 325
IBEW Local 43
IBEW Local 83
Ironworkers Local 440
Johnson City Police Association
Laborer’s Local 35
Laborers Local 7
Machinists Local 2001
Mill Wrights Local 1163
NEA (free membership in CAFG)
New Hartford Employees Union
NYS Police Investigators Association
NYSUP Local 1792
PEF (free membership in CAFG)
Plumbers and Pipefitters 112
Rome Police Dept. (Rome PBA)
Rome Professional Fire Fighters Assoc.
Teamster Local 693/317
Teamsters Local 182
UAW Local 2243
UAW Local 2367
USW Local 4831
Utica Fire Fighters
UTU Local 318
If you are currently a Fuel Group member and refer a new member to join, we’ll give you a free year membership – on us!!
Just send us an email at email@example.com or call us at 1.800.559.4645 to let us know.
Get in touch with us! Here’s how:
(leave us a message–we return calls on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)