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Kentucky Town Plans to Sell Cheap Gas (Video)

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Somerset, Ky., has decided to sell gas to the public from the city's local fueling station, which already serves city vehicles.

The fueling station will sell gas from a local oil refinery that reopened in January 2013. The city believes their gas could be ten cents (or more) per gallon cheaper than local gas stations.

"All of our product is purchased here locally," George Wilson, the city's economic development business coordinator, told WTVQ.

Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler says the city already sells natural gas to the public. He added that the city council decided to sell the petrol after residents complained about the price of gas.

Wilson told The Commonwealth Journal that gas prices will be based on the average of what gas stations within 50 miles are charging.

"Somerset won't sell cigarettes or anything else, only regular gasoline, at the kiosk," said Wilson. "An attendant will be on duty, probably from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., maybe later, to allow customers to pay by cash or credit card. Gasoline will be available at the pumps 24 hours a day, seven days a week, using credit cards."

Sources: The Commonwealth Journal and WTVQ

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