Congressman calls for home heating oil rebate

Rep. John Hall announced a tax rebate plan Tuesday to lessen the blow of expected high home heating oil costs in the upcoming winter months. The Democrat is cosponsoring a plan to give $500 tax rebates

News 12 Staff

Aug 5, 2008, 10:19 PM

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Congressman calls for home heating oil rebate
Rep. John Hall announced a tax rebate plan Tuesday to lessen the blow of expected high home heating oil costs in the upcoming winter months.
The Democrat is cosponsoring a plan to give $500 tax rebates to customers who pay more than $1,500 on home heating oil and make less than $100,000 a year.
Hall spoke about the rebate at a Mount Kisco Robison Oil, which delivers residential and commercial heating oil.
Brothers David and Dan Singer co-own Robison. According to the Singers, home heating oil is around $4.40 a gallon this week. They say that price could down or up at anytime, leaving their customers anxious.
The price of home heating oil is up about 70 percent since the same time last year, according to the state.
The Singers say despite high prices, their profit margin is minimal. The owners say they're taking steps to help customers conserve as much as possible.
Hall also wants the Bush administration to tap the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a large stockpile of government-owned emergency crude oil.


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