Alaska Gas Prices

Alaska Towns Freeze Gas Prices

by Angela Denning-Barnes

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Morning Edition, November 16, 2007 · Gas prices in Bethel, Alaska, a remote bush town, range from $5 to $7 a gallon. The only saving grace for residents there and in many of the remote towns in western Alaska is that gas prices aren't going up. They were locked in during the fall when an entire winter's fuel supply was shipped in by river barge and stored.

Angela Denning-Barnes reports from member KYUK in Bethel, Alaska.