Oil Purchase Group

2013-2014 DCIC Oil Purchase Group

Love/ Effron Oil Company in cooperation with the DCIC offers a great deal on heating oil to Dutchess County houses of worship and 501 C-3 non-profit organizations during the heating season.

The pricing structure for the 2013-2014 heating season starts September 1, 2013 and expires August 31, 2014.This season’s pricing structure remains the sameas last year; for the coming heating season the price will be 29 cents over the Wall Street Journal cash price.  The DCIC will receive 5 cents (of the 29 cents) per gallon delivered to help support the work of the Council.  Note that the price per gallon is variable.

In past years, Love/Effron used the Wall Street Journal’s published price for No. 2 Fuel the day of delivery to determine OPG customers pricing.   However, the WSJ is no longer posting the harbor price of heating oil.  Love/Effron will now be using the published price on www.bloomberg.com to determine the variable price for OPG customers.  Scroll down to Refined Products, and find the listing NYMEX heating oil, the current trading price is listed in cents, not dollars. 

Love/Effron offers to DCIC OPG members their Advantage Furnace Service Plan, 24 hour, 7 days a week service contract at the discounted rate of $240.00 (valued at $430.00) for a residential heating unit. 

Due to the strong volatility of the market we are unable to offer a set price, but we will garantee a discounted rate for all board members.  For new customers, we will be offering new account pricing.  For existing accounts, we will offer a discount of $0.25 off of our new pricing plans. If you wish to receive information on either of these offers please contact Love/Effron directly at 845-875-2436.

Clergy residences are eligible to be included in the DCIC OPG provided billing is to the house of worship.

Membership in the OPG is free to religious congregations that have contributed $100 or more this year (2013) to the Council. A yearly membership fee of $50 is charged to non-contributing congregations and 501C-3 non-profits.  View the 2013-14 DCIC OPG Brochure & Enrollment Form. New or returning members can pay the membership fee online through Paypal.

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OPG Brochure & Enrollment Form

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Love/Effron Fuel Oil Co., Inc., 47 Patrick Lane., Poughkeepsie 12603, Phone: 452-2600; FAX: 875-2415; www.love-effron.com


The price per gallon will be .29 (twenty nine cents) above the Wall Street Journal cash price under Refined Products Fuel Oil, No 2 posted on the day of delivery. The DCIC will receive .05 (five cents) (of the 29 cents) per gallon delivered, which supports the work of the Interfaith Council.


New enrollees should fill out the enrollment form and remit the annual membership fee to DCIC.  Love/Effron will contact new enrollees for tank locations and account information.  Oil will be delivered to the fuel tank locations that Love/Effron keeps on file.   Present enrollees of the DCIC Oil Purchase Group should contact Love/Effron to add a tank location or update account information at 452-2600.  Oil deliveries will be metered and copies of metered delivery tickets will be furnished to the individual institution at the completion of each delivery.


Customers will receive a statement within 10 days of delivery with the DCIC Oil Purchase Group posted price as of delivery date. In the event there is a regular posted price on the delivery ticket, disregard that price. The statement will have the DCIC Oil Purchase Group price. All invoices will be mailed to the purchasing institution from which payment will be made.

Late Payment

Payment made on account after 30 (thirty) days from billing will be subject to an interest charge per month on the outstanding balance at month end. Contact Love/Effron for details.

Budget Payment

Contact Love/Effron's Credit Manager at 452-2600.

Furnace Service Contract

Love/Effron is offering members of the DCIC Oil Purchase Group its Advantage furnace service plan for $235.00 per year (valued at $430.00).  If you’d like more information contact Love/Effron  at 845-875-2436. *Please do not send checks for this service to DCIC.

Board Pricing & New Customers

Private residences are not eligible to join the OPG.  New customers of Love/Effron will receive new account pricing and existing accounts will receive a discount of 25 cents off current pricing plans. If you wish to receive information on either of these offers please contact Love/Effron directly at 845-875-2436.


Questions about the program should be directed promptly to the Dutchess County Interfaith Council, Inc. at 471-7333. For inquiries about service, delivery, credit, etc., contact Love/Effron at 452-2600.



When does the DCIC OPG contractual year begin?

The OPG contract with Love/Effron Oil Company begins September 1st and Ends August 31st of the following year. DCIC will send a letter to all current members of the OPG as well as all other houses of worship announcing changes or special offers available through Love/Effron and include the DCIC OPG Brochure & Enrollment Form with details of the contract.

What is the OPG Enrollment Form?

All current OPG members and prospective new members are provided with an Enrollment Form ANNUALLY. It is very important that returning members as well as prospective new members complete this form ANNUALLY as we will use the form to update our files in order to better serve members in the future. The DCIC OPG Enrollment Form is available here.

Do I have to pay the enrollment fee?

Current and prospective OPG members for whom our records reflect a donation to DCIC of $100 or more was made before the begining of the contract season (January 1st-September 1st) are eligible to have the $50 enrollment fee waived. The fee will only be waived for one heating season per donation and an Enrollment form must still be filled out and returned to DCIC. Any organizations or congregations who have not contributed $100 or more from January 1st-September 1st are asked to submit their $50 enrollment fee along with the Enrollment Form. Pay the DCIC OPG Enrollment fee online with Paypal or Google Wallet.

Failure to fulfill these obligations by members, may result in termination of membership and they may receive written notification of such termination from DCIC. DCIC will also notify Love/Effron of such termination. In this event, the member may choose to continue to be a Love/Effron customer, but will not continue to receive the discounted price for fuel oil. Your congregation may contact the DCIC office to determine eligibility for waiver of the $50 fee by calling 845-471-7333.

When do I pay the enrollment fee?

We would prefer that enrollment fees be paid at the beginning of the contract season which starts September 1st.  Most members pay the enrollment fee by January 1st. However in the event a member wishes to enroll, but defer payment beyond January 1st due to specific circumstances, they may contact the DCIC office and request a deferral. New members can join at any point during the OPG contractual year if the $50 membership fee is paid. Pay the DCIC OPG Enrollment fee online with Paypal.

How do I find out more information on the Advantage Furnace Service Plan?

OPG members interested in the Advantage Furnace Service Plan for the DCIC OPG rate of $235.00 (valued at $430.00) should contact Love/Effron directly at 845-875-2436. DO NOT SEND CHECKS FOR THE Advantage furnace service contract to DCIC. Any checks received by DCIC for this service will be returned to the sender.

Can clergy residences’ join the OPG?

Yes, if the billing address of the residence is the same as the house of worship.

Are individuals able to join the OPG?

No. Private individuals are not eligible to join the OPG, only houses of worship, clergy residences and non-profits paying for fuel oil for their facilities are eligible. However, board members of houses of worship belonging to the DCIC OPG are eligible to receive a special pricing through Love/Effron for their homes. New customers of Love/Effron will receive new account pricing and existing accounts will receive a discount of 25 cents off current pricing plans. For details contact Love Effron at 845-875-2436.

Who do I contact about problems with delivery or services?

If you have any problems or questions about your fuel oil service, OPG members are directed to contact Love/Effron at 452-2600.

How do I join the DCIC OPG?

New applicants are asked to fill out an Enrollment Form and return it along with the $50 annual membership fee to DCIC. You can pay the DCIC OPG Enrollment fee online with Paypal or Google Wallet. We will notify Love/Effron and provide them with your contact information and a representative from Love/Effron will contact you. Current Love/Effron customers will be added to the DCIC OPG list of members they have on file.  New Love/Effron customers will have to start an account and disclose fuel tank location, size, billing information, etc.  New OPG members should expect the application process to take a 5-7 business days.  

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Brochure & Enrollment Form

The 2013-14 OPG brochure detailing this years' agreement and enrollment form is available in PDF.  If you are a returning OPG member or would like to apply to become a member please fill out and return to DCIC the OPG Enrollment Form and mail to: Dutchess County Interfaith Council, 9 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or scan and email it to the DCIC office. Checks for the $50 enrollment fee should be made out to Dutchess County Interfaith Council or you can pay the DCIC OPG Enrollment fee online with Paypal.


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