Even at that high a price it is STILL waaaaaaay cheaper than oil. Watch TV much? Do you suppose all the burning buildings, cars, assets, that are being ruined by folks who benefit from your oil dollar? (let alone the loss of life)
Think about that one for a minute!
OOPs, off track for a sec.....carbon based fuels ARE a valuable commodity, as you see in the prices posted here.
The Co-op idea is a good one, but it takes cash AND dedicated people. I hope you can make it happen, but the current dealers aren't being greedy, they need to pay their way also. Good luck either way you guys decide to go.