Villagers adapt to fuel shortages

by Sophie Evan on May 24, 2012

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.

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