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And you thought your gas bill was out of control



ST. PETERSBURG -- Gas prices are down, but not everyone is seeing relief at the pump.

The City Council approved an extra $150,000 for fuel this morning, bringing the city's total annual gasoline and diesel fuel costs to $5.3-million.

City officials said recent hurricane activity in the Gulf of Mexico and the rising cost of crude oil prompted them to increase the original $5.1-million fuel agreement.

The city gets it fuel from Petroleum Traders Corp. of Fort Wayne, Ind., Mansfield Oil Co. of Gainesville and J.H. William Oil Co. of Tampa.

Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:39am]


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