Ketchikan Fuel Prices
By John Fraley
September 09, 2005
Let's see if I get it or not! In Ketchikan we have millions
of gallons of fuel stored. This fuel was purchased by local
distributors at a lower cost prior to Katrina. But, this morning
I see fuel prices have raised another 25 cents. That gives us
about 45 cents in a week. If the stored fuel here in Ketchikan
is sold for an additional 45 cents per gallon the distributors
here in Ketchikan can gain an additional 6.7 million dollars.
I know we are not alone. Other states and cities have had similar
fuel price increases.
But, look at the large picture.
Oil companies and distributors will make millions over the Katrina
disaster. We have oil here in Alaska and I realize that we don't
have the refineries to process the oil. Maybe that is where
we should be putting some of the Federal, State, and local funding.
But, keep in mind a selected few in town will benefit from the
disaster in our lower states.
Ward Cove, AK - USA
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