Apr 29, 2010
In rural Alaska, much of the fuel is used in ATVs, snow machines, and boats, not cars. The village generator runs on very costly diesel fuel and heating oil goes for a premium. Jobs are scarce and household income and other conditions are more like a Third World Country than what I see when I pass through Denver. There is a strong suspicion that monopolies and oligopolies price fuel opportunistically. Looks that way to me. Alaskans don't own those companies, American investors do.