The township of Somerset, Kentucky is offering gas at a competitively low price. By buying local gas from a new refinery, the city’s gas station circumvents the cost of transporting gas from Knoxville or Lexington. The city may also be avoiding regulatory burdens like the interstate fuel tax.
Last Monday, the station sold gas at $3.10 per gallon; nearby stations were charging $3.74.
The Somerset station, once used to power the city’s vehicles, is now a commercial operation. ABC 36 says that the switch has created 50 jobs.
“The Mayor, Eddie Girdler, says they already sell natural gas to the public so this was the next logical step,” they report.