Fuel Prices to Rise in Bethel

Courtesy of KYUK.org: Brandon Leary, Crowley's Director of Petroleum Terminals for Alaska, stands in front of the first fuel barge of the season.

While fuel prices have gone up for months on the road system, prices in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have been frozen since last September when the last barge made it in. But as of today, prices will jump in Bethel, the region’s hub. Unleaded fuel will climb 52 cents a gallon to $5.97. And heating fuel will be $6.04 a gallon, raising 72 cents.

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Angela Denning is a reporter at KFSK in Petersburg.

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