Approving the city utility’s annual fuel purchase, Nome’s City Council now has to find a new candidate for city manager.
Anywhere else in the United States, $5.47 per gallon for gasoline might be pretty frightening—but in Nome, it’s a sale for spring subsistence.
Around the New Year, gas prices were falling everywhere in the USA — except in rural Alaska. Here’s why.
Board member Don Stiles made the motion. He said, “Communities throughout the region are stuck with high energy costs while the rest of the country is benefiting from low prices in fuel.”
Oil prices continue to fall around the state. But even as crude prices plummet, rural Alaskans are unlikely to see major savings this winter.
30 bags of oily waste were recovered from contaminated ice near Shishmaref, but the source of the petroleum leak remains unknown.
“Basically we need to figure out how to get $1 million closer than we are today,” Utility Manager John Handeland said of the group’s 2015 budget.
The City Council and the Nome Joint Utility grappled with the details of a $2.2 million line of credit at a special session Friday, Nov. 14.
Having vehicle trouble? This week on Sounding Board, you’ve got the questions… we’ve got the answers!
The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input from Alaska Native tribes and corporations as it puts together a 10-year renewable energy plan for the Arctic.