How the Citizen's Oil Co-op Works
Citizen's Oil Co-op unites heating oil consumers throughout most of Connecticut to leverage their purchasing power for home heating oil. The Oil Co-op has secured long term contracts with many of the state's premier, full-service oil companies. Our group purchasing program has allowed us to negotiate very competitive prices for our members for many years to come!
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.