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My turn: High oil costs translate into more homeless families

...trusting of all adults and the society we represent. We set our own social time bomb. The phenomenal rise in heating oil cost is not something the local fuel companies can control. They are just one link in the fossil fuel food chain. Another...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111005/opi_20051110024.shtml
Opinion
School board accepts budget and calendar

...he said. Most of the heating costs, about $640,000 annually, goes toward electricity. Last year the heating oil cost about $340,000, which increased to approximately $380,000 this year. Money set aside for maintenance was reduced...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011806/loc_20060118009.shtml
News
University study sheds light on soaring oil prices in rural Alaska

...The analysis began in November and the figures already are out-of-date with energy costs continually rising. Crude oil cost about $80 per barrel in November, compared to a mid-May price of $120. "Everything has completely changed," said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060808/sta_288001506.shtml
Some villages pushed to edge by high cost of fuel

...living in one small three-bedroom house." Spring breakup brings no relief. Things are about to get even harder. Stove oil cost $4.85 a gallon all winter in Emmonak, a Yup'ik village of 800 at the mouth of the Yukon River. Gasoline was $5...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052708/sta_283408324.shtml
Feeling the squeeze

...our residents," he said. The Rev. Richard Green said the Church of God in the Mendenhall Valley already saw its fuel oil cost triple in the last several years. Now he was expecting the electric bill to rise from an average of around $250 to about...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041808/loc_269857358.shtml
New data indicates rural exodus of Alaska Natives not big after all

...formed a special subcabinet to look at the problem. Life has grown harder in the Bush this winter. Electricity and stove oil cost more than twice as much as in the state's urban areas. Recent declines in oil prices haven't helped in rural Alaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121508/sta_367787636.shtml
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