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As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...Community Energy Assistance Program."While billed as ways to help communities cope with the soaring cost of fuel - oil prices were on the upswing - those programs acted as de facto revenue sharing programs and allowed towns to shift money...
State | AK legislature
Alaska firefighters expect chimney fires will accompany surge of interest in woodstoves

...Flynn, now chief of the Steese Area Volunteer Fire Department, worries the same thing could happen again now that fuel oil prices in the Fairbanks area have climbed to $2.60 per gallon. Ernie Misewicz, a Fairbanks deputy fire marshal and former...
Heating fuel prices down

...the Noatak River are not deep enough to handle fuel delivery by barge. Delivery by air adds to costs, resulting in fuel oil prices of $7 per gallon in some communities, Kohler said. AVEC watches crude oil price trends as an indicator of where...
Legislators look at costs, cures of energy woes

Alaska legislators heard Wednesday some of the reasons for the state's high gasoline fuel oil prices, and learned that they face difficult challenges in reducing costs for Alaskans.Some of the high prices are due to the state's...
Survey: Fairbanks paying even more for energy

...The price of No. 1 fuel oil has averaged $4.06 in 2012, about 13 cents more than last year. A decade ago, fuel oil prices averaged $1.21 per gallon in Fairbanks.The Council for Community and Economic Research, which conducts the nationwide...
Fairbanks fuel customers react to climbing prices

FAIRBANKS - The threat of higher fuel oil prices and winter heating costs have customers rushing to top off tanks. Dave Teets, president of Fairbanks Fuel, joined drivers making...
Northwest Digest

Heating subsidy may fall short of need FAIRBANKS - Despite higher fuel oil prices, a federal program that subsidizes heating costs for low-income individuals may be in line to get the same amount of money as...
Alaska Digest

...not know what caused the high level of particulate but speculated that more people were burning wood because of high fuel oil prices. Conner tests for particulate about once every hour. After the level remained up to 45 micrograms per cubic meter...
Fuel thief drains post office tank

...must have had an electric pump. He said the post office had the tank topped off in April in anticipation of higher fuel oil prices this fall. Ackiss said his boss told him the staff will just have to start wearing sweaters to work.


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