BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — Three South Bergen towns are pooling their buying power to save 30 to 40 cents a gallon on gasoline, NorthJersey.com reported.
Carlstadt, East Rutherford and Rutherford are developing a cooperative agreement for the joint purchase, and are planning a fueling station at the Rutherford DPW site on Highland Cross, NorthJersey.com said.
The joint purchase agreement will both cut costs and maintain a more efficient fuel supply for the three towns. Operations and maintenance of the 10,000-gallon fuel station for regular grade gas and diesel will be in Rutherford. The agreement is for four years, and will automatically renew for a year unless a new agreement is negotiated, according to NorthJersey.com.
East Rutherford has been buying gas from a service station; the state recommends against buying fuel without competitive bidding, NorthJersey.com said.
Rutherford uses more than 40,000 gallons of gasoline and 52,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually; East Rutherford 36,000 gallons of gasoline and 18,000 diesel; and Carlstadt uses 22,800 gallons gasoline and 19,000 diesel, NorthJersey.com reported.
Fueling will be monitored with an electronic system that tracks usage by each vehicle, NorthJersey.com said.
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