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Remote Alaska Fuel Prices

05.25.15

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Fuel for bush planes and helicopters runs about $9.50 per gallon in King Salmon, AK.

Fuel prices last season in King Salmon, Alaska approached $7 per gallon for automobiles. Ouch. You can think about that next time you fill up your car in the lower 48.

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2014 gas prices at the pump in King Salmon, AK.

Reality check: jaw dropping high commodity prices are the norm in “bush Alaska” – the remote areas off the grid, where fuel and supplies can only be delivered by barge or freight plane. A gallon of milk in King Salmon, for instance, nears $10 per gallon. Yeah, you read that right -10 bucks for some good ol’ vitamin D.

Keep your seat, it gets even better…

Aviation fuel for the bush planes and helicopters generally runs around $9.50 per gallon, if you fill up your plane in the town of King Salmon. Fly a few jugs of it to a remote fishing camp to run a boat, for instance, now we’re talking $22 to $23 per gallon.

As we always say, it’s just [a big] part of the price to enjoy a slice of fishing paradise in remote Alaska.

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