When the town's store closed so did the town's gas station. Empress was without a source of fuel for more than two months. The closest gas station was a half hour north of town so if you were driving a truck by the time you drove there and filled up your tank and drove home again you had already used up a quarter tank of fuel and you hadn't been anywhere yet.
I installed fuel tanks....gas and diesel.
Because we are so remote, this town would die without fuel. The pipeline and oil drilling crews wouldn't come to town and use the hotels if they couldn't buy gas and diesel as they headed out to work early in the morning. And the hotels are a major source of employment.
The problem from my point of view is that I now have to be open seven days a week from 6 in the morning until 9 at night.
But, although I sometimes feel like my retirement years have turned into public servitude, I must admit that I don't have a boring life. I'm fully engaged with the world...one gas tank at a time.
By the way...did you notice the old Dodge steering wheel on the top of our sign? Got it from the Empress Mall...the dump.
Hours of Operation 6am - 9pm seven days a week.
Gas and Diesel available...no propane.