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Colder winter to drive local need for heating assistance

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This winter is forecast to be colder than last year’s unusually warm season and fuel oil prices have increased, making heating a home a challenge, especially for low-income people. The U.S. Energy Information Administration is forecasting Capital Region residents will pay more to heat their homes with fuel oil or natural gas this coming winter. The average household cost to heat with oil this winter is projected to increase by 19 percent to a level ...

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