For Immediate Release

July 14, 2014

Contact: Tammy Sharp

Media Relations



City of Leesville approves rezoning for Murphy Oil Corp.

LEESVILLE, La. --The City of Leesville in its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, July 14, approved an ordinance rezoning property located in the southeast corner of the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot in order to make way for Murphy Oil Corp. to open a fueling station.


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. Murphy Oil Corp. negotiated 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.


"We were happy to do what was needed in order to accommodate a new business in Leesville," said Mayor Rick Allen. "We're looking forward to having Murphy Oil Corp. open a fueling station here, and our residents are very happy about the potential savings they'll see in their fuel costs."


Engineering for the site is nearing completion, and the City of Leesville has passed the proposal through its administrative review. The proposal still needed approval from the Leesville City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission, which is what the City Council approved Monday.



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