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Release Date: October 18, 2005

A number of residents have asked how they can save $ on heating oil. NYPIRG’s Fuel Buyers Group uses group buying power to bring big savings on energy costs. They have more than 11,000 members in their non profit organization and have over 20 years experience. They negotiate with full service companies for heating oil prices averaging 10-35 cents per gallon below retail.  The price is tied directly to the wholesale price of heating oil. The companies NYPIRG contracts with offer full service contracts.  For further information call 914-683-5151 or 1-800-695 4645. You might want to visit the NYPIRG web site at www.nypirg.org/fbg/heatingoil.html. I have been referring constituents to this non profit organization (which was formed by Ralph Nader) since I took office as a CountyLegislatorin the 1980s. Over the years many residents have been pleased with their savings and service.


Check the Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection website to find the lowest price gas in your neighborhood. Visit www.westchestergov.com/consumer.


Employees can use pre-tax dollars to pay for commuting expenses if their employer joins the county’s commute-n-save program. An employee may take up to $105 per month in actual eligible transportation costs and up to $200 a month for qualified parking to obtain pre tax savings. Call 813-7741.


Call me with additional cost savings ideas that I can pass along to others…. My phone: 993 1540. Or, e mail me at pfeiner@greenburghny.com


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