County realizes bulk fuel savings

Back in 2002, the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority was trying to find ways to save money and landed on the idea of bulk fuel, where a lot of fuel could be purchased at a set price and market fluctuations would not matter. The Kanawha County Commission learned last week at a meeting that the total savings from that program in the past ten years has reached almost one million dollars. The total savings from buying bulk fuel is over $940,000. Most of that is gas, but over $350,000 of it is diesel. Agencies that use the bulk fuel include the Kanawha County Sheriff's department, Parks and Rec, and the assessor's office.