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State’s Highest Gas Prices Located in West Alabama

From the West Alabama Newsroom– People in west Alabama — are digging deeper into their pockets to fill up their gas tanks — than anyone else in the state. The three counties with the state’s highest average cost for a gallon of regular gas — are located in west Alabama. Avery Dudley of Plantersville say sky-rocketing gas prices — have…

High Fuel Costs Fueling Inflation in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The high cost of gas and diesel — is busting budgets — eating up business profits — and fueling inflation. The cost of gas in Selma — is over four dollars a gallon. And that has area residents — feeling the pain at the pump. “Wow! They’re outrageous. To try to get to work and…

Wetumpka Tornado Response Has Been Phenomenal

The clean up effort has been amazing in Wetumpka. On Saturday an EF-2 Tornado struck in Downtown causing extensive damage to at least 25 structures. First responders and Utility Crews were on the ground Saturday night and have been working non-stop to restore essential services to customers. Power poles were snapped in half Saturday, and most of the area was…

California utility to sell Mississippi, Alabama gas storage

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A California company says it plans to sell underground natural gas storage facilities in central Mississippi and southwest Alabama. Sempra Energy of San Diego announced last week that it would sell its Mississippi Hub facility southeast of Jackson and its 91 percent share of Bay Gas Storage northeast of Mobile. The company says it also plans…

Accused Gas Pump Skimmers Facing Federal Charges

Alabama authorities say they’ve shutdown a major credit and debit card skimming operation that spanned four states, including Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia. 30-year-old Eunises-Llorca Manses and 34-year-old Reiner Perez-Rives are accused of installing skimming devices on gas pumps in those several states… including one gas station in Ozark, Alabama. Authorities say the crooks would target unsuspecting victims at gas stations…

Higher Gas Taxes in 2017?

Starting the 1st of the year, 9 states will see changes in their gas taxes, and more than a dozen other states will look at possibly doing the same. Georgia and Florida are among the 7 states that can expect to see higher prices at the pump. But as for Alabama, there has been no word of higher gas taxes…

Lawmakers Consider Proposal to Raise State Gas Tax

Alabama lawmakers are considering a proposal to raise the state gasoline tax to fund road and bridge construction. Republican Rep. Mac McCutcheon introduced the bill Tuesday. The proposal would raise the tax by six cents per gallon. The tax would be adjusted every four years to equal the average tax in Alabama’s four border states. The tax would end in…