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Ruston has had a contract with an outside power source since 2002.

Caraway said Ruston’s power plant has not been operational since then, due to skyrocketing gas prices.

“If (the power plant) had generated all of that power since 2002, it would have cost our citizens $22 million,” Caraway said.

“Gas is through the roof, and we can’t afford to generate it.”

Caraway said currently the city is searching for the cheapest, yet best, solution.

“The mayor has gotten together with many citizens of the community, and we’re discussing risk management,” he said.

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