New gas district gets approved

After a brief executive session during the South Alabama Gas (SAG) District’s March board meeting Tuesday night in Evergreen, the board voted to form Gulf States Gas District (GSGD) along with the cities of Evergreen and Brewton.

Mark Burgess, SAG’s chief executive officer, said the new entity will solely be used to purchase large amounts of natural gas through a prepay program.

He said the City of Monroeville, which is a founding member of SAG, gave him permission for SAG to participate in the formation of the new entity.

“We’ve been working on forming the Gulf States Gas District...