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 2021 through May 2022. 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 co-op application forms and contract directly with the co-op supplier for fuel and other products and services. The annual, non-refundable membership fee is $10 per fuel type, which covers administrative costs and online registration. Membership applications for 2021-2022 heating season will be open from July 1st to July 31st, 2021.
The co-op is administered by a small group of unpaid volunteers who have no connection to the industry or to any heating fuel company. One part-time employee responds to emails and telephone inquiries. 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 forms are available on this website during this 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. Please also read our FAQ page on this website where many questions can be answered.