A gallon of unleaded gasoline: $10. Heating fuel: $9.10 a gallon. Electricity: $1.17 per kilowatt hour - 11 times the national average.
Some heavily taxed European nation or a time in the future when global fossil fuels have grown dangerously sparse?
Try right now in the most remote villages of America's 49th state.
Alaskans in rural areas will spend 40 percent of their annual income on energy this winter compared with 4 percent for the average Alaska household, according to a University of Alaska Anchorage study published in May.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
FYI: Bush Alaska Fuel Prices
From ADN: Villagers shudder at fuel price increases