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Long Island Drivers Met With Higher Gas Prices As Oil Companies Prepare For Spring

Pain at the pump comes every February when refineries switch over to summer blends. This year crude oil prices are also up and gas station owners said that their prices have gone up 12 cents in just two weeks.


A massive fuel truck fire forced residents of a Massapequa neighborhood to evacuate their homes on Sunday. (Credit Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Massapequa Residents Back In Their Homes Following Massive Fuel Truck Fire

The inferno brought out more than 100 firefighters from four communities. At least two churches were preparing to hold Sunday services and also had to be evacuated.


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Report: City’s Highest Air Pollution Levels Found On Upper West Side

The Upper West Side may be wealthy and fashionable, but its air remains the most polluted in the whole city, according to a published report.


Scene Of Seventh Avenue Oil Spill (Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Fuel Truck Spills Nearly 50 Gallons Of Heating Oil On Seventh Avenue

Hazmat crews are on the scene of an oil spill in Manhattan.


A 1,000-gallon oil spill has made life miserable for a Lido Beach, N.Y. couple. (Photo: Steve Kritzberg and Lynn Eskanazi)

Troubling Backyard Oil Spill Turns Long Island Couple’s Lives Upside-Down

Imagine having to constantly breathe in the smell of oil inside your home. That’s what one Long Island family says they’ve had to endure for years, while waging an endless legal battle to have the oil removed and their home rebuilt.


A heating oil truck is inspected in Newark - Jan. 24, 2013 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

New Jersey Conducts Unannounced Inspections Of Home Heating Oil Trucks

Orange cones were set up just off the road near the intersection of Doremus Avenue and Port Street in Newark on Thursday.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg: Time For Buildings To Convert To Cleaner Fuels

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that now is the perfect time for buildings to convert to cleaner heating fuels and the city wants to help them do it, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.


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Seen At 11: Assistance Is Available To Help Offset High Heating Costs

For most of us these colder temperatures could mean higher heating bills, especially this year. But there are millions of dollars in financial help available to reduce that bill.


Cold Person (file / credit: clipart.com)

Connecticut’s Operation Fuel Needs Help To Help Those In Need

The need for fuel assistance in Connecticut is growing while state and federal money for the program is drying up.


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Connecticut Energy Expert Doubts Energy Dept. On Rising Oil Prices

Weather forecasts predict a relatively mild winter. Despite that, the prediction from the Department of Energy is that the price of crude oil will move up, translating into higher home heating costs.


The Highlands at Rye - Rye, NY (file / credit: The Highlands at Rye)

Several Units At Rye Apartment Building Remain Uninhabitable Following Irene Flooding

The 99-unit Highlands at Rye apartment building remains dark and a strong odor of oil permeates the air after a fuel tank ruptured during the flooding spilling an estimated 2,000 gallons of oil.


Cold Person (credit: AP)

Some In Connecticut Could Face A Chilly Winter Without Help

Despite temperatures lingering in the 90s, concerns over the coming winter are surfacing.


Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (file / credit: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

Scott Stringer Speaks Out On Dirty Apartment Boilers

Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer wants to clear the air on the city’s effort to improve air quality.


Solar Panels (file / credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC To Build Solar Power Plants On Capped Landfills

This is part of PlaNYC, which Mayor Bloomberg launched four years ago, on Earth Day 2007.


Heating oil is delivered in Boston, MA - Oct 19, 2007 - Photo: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Suffolk Police Crack Down On Faulty Fuel Trucks

Oil prices are high and Long Island authorities are working to make sure you get every drop you pay for.