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...spiraling ever upward, should benefit Alaska because it is a state where revenue is based on oil. For residents, however, the spiral of costs is getting painful. This article I found in today's New York Times talks about the painful cost of fuel in Alaska:

"Home heating fuel, which averages $3.30 a gallon nationwide, averages $4.30 a gallon in Alaska, peaking at $9 a gallon in Arctic Village, a community hundreds of miles off the road system where fuel has to be flown in because the village cannot be reached by barge.

Gasoline, averaging just over $3 a gallon nationally, averages $4.54 a gallon in Alaska, $7 a gallon in Arctic Village."

The whole article:

*worried about heating the house, worried about grocery costs as the fuel to get them here rises
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