ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria City Council has voted to save citizens about $262,000 a year for natural gas. The council adopted an ordinance Tuesday authorizing the mayor to execute a base contract to buy natural gas from British Petroleum Energy Company.
In conjunction with that ordinance, the council also passed an ordinance authorizing the mayor to get that natural gas delivered to the city by Crosstex LIG, which is the company that currently delivers the natural gas to the city.
The new contracts came about after Utility Department Director Mike Marcotte began to look at ways to lower the cost of the city's natural gas.
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