The fuel bill for the Pittsylvania County, Virginia, fleet has nearly doubled this year over 2020-2021, according to the Danville Register & Bee.
The county spokesperson told the news outlet that the county has spent $1.06 million on vehicle fuel in the last year, a 91% increase over the $554,218 spent the previous year. The spokesperson said the increase was due to the cost of fuel, not the amount of fuel used.
The county purchases about 300,000 gallons of fuel for its 191 vehicles per year. Fuel is purchased using the state's Virginia Fuel Card Program.