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!
HOW TO JOIN THE FUEL GROUP —
OR REJOIN/RENEW your membership:
You can fill out an online application OR call or email us to request an application (or renewal) to be mailed to you.
Phone: 1-800-559-4645 (we usually make call backs on Tues, Wed, & Thurs)
94 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Please allow 5-7 business days for processing of your application. Thank you!
Find information on the HEAP program (Home Energy Assistance Program) and find out if you are eligible to apply for assistance, as well as where to apply by county. Funds may also still be available for tuning up furnaces. Also provides Emergency Information: https://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/
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.”
Emergency HEAP Benefit
The 2017-18 Emergency benefit opened January 2, 2018.
Beginning February 12, 2018, a second emergency benefit is available for households who have exhausted both the Regular and first Emergency HEAP benefits and who are in a heat or heat-related energy emergency, as defined by HEAP and who meet the eligibility guidelines for emergency benefit assistance.
If you are eligible, the Emergency HEAP Benefit can help you heat your home if you are in a heat or heat related emergency.
For more information/eligibility requirements:
EIA (Energy Information Agency) just released these projections for the coming heating season:
REDUCED RATE MEMBERSHIPS/LABOR UNIONS:
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!
ARE WE THE BEST OPTION FOR YOUR NEEDS?:
Many oil dealers are offering Pre Buy or downside protections (which require an additional fee) 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).
The Public Service Commission is holding public statement hearings on Central Hudson Gas & Electric proposed rate increases. For information: www.dps.gov.
For affected areas/areas covered by Central Hudson Gas & Electric:
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
Iron Workers Local 60
Iron Workers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)