Press Release
March 18, 2014
For Immediate Release

Tammy Sharp 


City of Leesville announces Murphy Oil Corp. to open fuel station at Leesville Wal-Mart Supercenter

LEESVILLE, La. --The City of Leesville has announced that Murphy Oil Corp. has plans to install a fuel station at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Leesville.


Murphy Oil Corp., which operates fuel stations at Wal-Mart Supercenters throughout the Midwest and Southeast, has indicated that Leesville will be a very good market for them. Though the time line for groundbreaking of the new gas station has not been finalized, Leesville Mayor Robert Rose estimates that the project will begin in the next 120 days.


"In the end, we expect to see a dramatic savings in gas prices for the whole community," said Mayor Rose.


Murphy Oil Corp. is currently negotiating a lease with Wal-Mart for a tract of land near the Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Leesville; the tract is a grassy area to the right of the entrance to Wal-Mart from U.S. Hwy 171.


Engineering for the site has already been completed, and the City of Leesville has passed the proposal through its administrative review, said Mayor Rose. The proposal still needs approval from the Leesville City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission.


The area under consideration would need to be rezoned to accommodate the gas station, and the City has made that request, said Mayor Rose.

The City of Leesville, the best hometown in the world, is a historic yet visionary community. As the parish seat of Vernon Parish, where Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center are located, the City of Leesville is home to military families, retired veterans and a growing and strongly patriotic citizenry that provides the basis of a well-rounded and work-ready workforce.   


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