The cost of fuel, in all its forms, and this year’s long and cold winter has been the topic of many discussions by people who live in the Y/K delta. The villages rely on their local ANSCA corporation for all their fuel needs. There are usually no other fuel vendors. A gallon of heating fuel is sold for $12-dollars a gallon in one village. Some villages have had to ration fuel to each household, until the much-anticipated spring fuel barge arrives. In the meantime, the people who live in rural Alaska have had to adapt.