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Ketchikan's high gas prices
By Jon Van Essen


December 09, 2006

After returning from a week of work in Homer, with stops in Kenai, Anchorage, and Juneau, I find it interesting that here in Ketchikan the price of gas has not dropped from $3.07 a gallon for a few months now, more than enough time for a few barges of cheaper fuel to be unloaded. Apparently Juneau must get a different barge than us since the price of gas at The Safeway on Eagan Dr. in Juneau is $2.79 a gallon. Other prices from around the State. Homer $2.65, Kenai, $2.57, Anchorage $2.39 Glenallen $2.85. I was in Tok earlier this fall and paid $2.82 a gallon.

I wonder if the City and Borough would entertain the thought of dropping the sales tax on gas to help off set the high prices we pay compared to the rest of the state?

Jon Van Essen
Ketchikan, AK

Received December 08, 2006 - Published December 09, 2006

About: "Alaska Resident since 1990, 8 yrs in Ketchikan"



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