Smith County Addressing Fuel Cost Problems

Today, Smith County Commissioners addressed ways to relieve their own pain at the pump.

Commissioners say the high cost of oil has shot road maintenance and fuel costs through the roof. Now, the county is exploring a number of ways to make the most of their gasoline dollar, including better storage.

"What we're looking at doing is increasing our capacity to purchase fuel and hold fuel, so that we can benefit from changes in the market, buying it at the right time...and buying it at increased quantities," Judge Joel Baker told KLTV 7 News today.

Commissioners are also considering partnering with nearby cities and school districts to help save money on fuel.

Layron Livingston, reporting.