The mission of the Mid-Hudson Fuel Buying Co-op is to offer discounted fuels, services, and equipment to its members and to promote energy conservation and alternative energy use. The co-op has been negotiating with local suppliers of propane, fuel oil and kerosene since 2013 and currently serves Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia, Orange, Sullivan and Greene counties in the Mid-Hudson Valley.
The upcoming heating season runs from July 2020 through May 2021. The co-op negotiates discounted prices for fuel oil, propane, kerosene and service contracts each spring for the upcoming season. Members need to apply each summer to qualify for the co-op prices in the following heating season. Members fill out a co-op application form and contract directly with the co-op supplier for fuel and other products and services. The annual, non-refundable membership fee is $15 which covers administrative costs and online registration. Membership applications for 2020-2021 heating season will be open from July 1st to August 15th 2020.
The co-op is administered by a small group of unpaid volunteers. All members are invited to share in the administrative tasks involved in running the co-op.
Online membership registration is available in the summer for the following season. The membership application form is available on this website during the six week signup period. Negotiated prices are posted on this website and on the co-op’s Facebook page. The Facebook group page is open to members and non members of the co-op, and we encourage comments and posts related to heating and energy conservation issues.