- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Durham officials say the New Hampshire town saves an estimated amount of about a dollar per gallon of gasoline by using privately owned pumps instead of state-operated pumps.

The Portsmouth Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1Ua1iRK ) Town Business Manager Gail Jablonski has proposed that Durham transitions completely to private pumps to take advantage of fluctuating pricing.

Because New Hampshire buys its gas in bulk, it is sold to municipalities at a fixed price at state pumps. Town Administrator Todd Selig says the prices don’t change until the next bulk purchase.

Selig says the town bought a total of 1,445 gallons of unleaded regular gas from private pumps from April 18 to May 19 for a total cost of $3,882. He says if Durham bought the gas at state pumps, it would’ve cost $4,829.

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Information from: Portsmouth Herald, https://www.seacoastonline.com

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