Fresh oil makes for less usage during diesel run


The most recent diesel run for the City and Borough of Wrangell, which lasted from May 28 through June 4, saw a decrease in lubricant oil usage and a total fuel expenditure of just more than $165,000.

This year’s run saw 41,245 gallons of fuel consumed during the weeklong event, producing 516,009-kilowatt hours of power. The peak demand for the run was 3.8 megawatts with an off-hour low of 1.9 megawatts.

The fuel price was $4.001 per gallon for a total fuel expenditure of $165,023.65 and the fuel efficiency was 12.5-kilowatt hours per gallon, giving ratepayers a cost-per-kilowatt of $.319...

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