How the Citizen's Oil Co-op Works
The Citizenís Oil Co-op was incorporated in 1992 with a vision to unite heating oil consumers in Connecticut to leverage their purchasing power for a discounted rate on their home heating oil. Since its establishment the Co-op has stretched to cover every town in Connecticut and Rhode Island and has grown to over 3,000 members. In addition to heating oil we have been able to negotiate contracts to save consumers money on other home utilities such as electricity, Biofuel, propane, and insurance policies. Our latest endeavor is to offer home energy audits to our members that can provide an average annual energy savings of $200 which puts more money in your pocket and reduces your carbon footprint. As we continue to grow we will continue to negotiate competitive prices for our customers and continue to save more, together.
Past, Present and Future of Citizen's Oil Co-op
The Oil Co-op was formed in 1981 by Connecticut Citizen Action Group as a means to offer its members quality, full-service heating oil at fair prices.
In June of 1992 the Oil Co-op incorporated and began to offer its benefits to the members of many other non-profit groups, unions, churches and businesses.
Today the benefits of Citizen's Oil Co-op are offered to members and employees of numerous non-profit groups, unions, universities and businesses throughout Connecticut.
Over the next decade the Oil Co-op plans to vastly expand. Bringing together larger numbers of consumers via the Internet and through word of mouth will generate financial benefits for individual consumers using group purchasing power! We've also started a program called The Next Step to create a way for members to raise funds for their favorite organization.
Policies and Fees
Our basic mission is simple - to provide consumers fair prices for top quality, full-service heating oil.
Minimal fees allow Citizen's Oil Co-op to provide substantial savings to its members! There is a $10 non-refundable application fee to join the Oil Co-op, and annual membership dues are $30 ($20 seniors).
Most participating companies require automatic delivery. Check with us to see if the companies in your area require automatic fill or allow for a will call arrangement. Remember if you should choose to leave the co-op for any reason it is your responsibility to cancel any delivery arrangements you have with your company. The Citizen's Oil Co-op cannot act on your behalf to cancel service.
Will call arrangements require that you call and give a couple of days notice to the oil company. This is not a COD arrangement.