We here in the Northeast love our oil heat. And with the cost of it to jump an estimated 30 percent this winter, many of us are looking for ways to cut costs. One way, according to this article from FurnaceCompare.com is to join a fuel buyers cooperative. These groups "combine their buying power to negotiate lower prices with heating oil dealers" to cut the cost by about 10 to 20 percent. Sounds good to me. The site includes a list of existing fuel co-ops homeowners can join in various areas and also instructions on starting your own.