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My Turn: The Shell Game

...pay royalties or taxes to Alaska, it indirectly increases state revenue because higher volume in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) lowers the pipeline's per-barrel tariff, resulting in higher royalties and production tax payments...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-09/my-turn-shell-game
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Walker's tax credit cut a fair move

...do is temper how much the state invests in these companies before they ever put a drop of oil into the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.Slashing payouts to the oil industry is the necessary move if Alaska is ever to balance its budget amid low...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-05/empire-editorial-walkers-tax-credit-c
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for June 1, 2015

...federal Energy Information Administration said on Thursday that he's worried about the state of the trans-Alaska Pipeline System. Adam Sieminski said oil prices might not rise above $100 before 2030, and if that doesn't happen, production...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-01/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

...governor and served during the largest economic boom in Alaska's history as a result of construction of the trans-Alaska Pipeline System. During Hammond's time as governor, the Alaska Permanent Fund was created. Alaska voters approved a constitutional...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-30/my-turn-time-revisit-rural-education
Opinion
As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...promised them a cut of this new oil money, too.By the end of the 1970s oil was flooding through the trans-Alaska Pipeline System and revenue was piling up. Municipalities clamored for a larger share.Lawmakers came up with a two-pronged...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaskan can safely exit the Arctic oil rapids

...In the worst case scenario, if oil prices were to fall below $75 a barrel, the oil flow through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) might decline to a level of non-operational capacity. EIA also estimates that the offshore Arctic...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-04/my-turn
Opinion
Murkowski pushes back on federal government in speech

...before state lawmakers to push back against a federal government that she says seems to want to starve the trans-Alaska pipeline system of new oil.Murkowski says she's never been a good alarmist. But she says it's become harder for her to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-18/murkowski-pushes-back-federal-governmen
State
Hoffbeck talks gas line during confirmation hearing

...The hearing also touched on a range of topics, including the long-running valuation fights over the trans-Alaska pipeline system and the state's revenue outlook. Alaska faces projected multibillion-dollar budget deficits this year and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/hoffbeck-talks-gas-line-during-confirma
State | AK legislature
Murkowski pushes back on federal government

...lawmakers Wednesday to push back against a federal government that she says seems to want to starve the trans-Alaska pipeline system of new oil.Murkowski, chair of the Senate energy committee and Alaska's senior senator, said she's never...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/murkowski-pushes-back-federal-governmen
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Fix the budget, but not at the expense of long-term prosperity

...largest untapped reserves of natural gas. Much like oil has sustained our state since the creation of the trans-Alaska Pipeline System, those gas reserves are the key to our future. Unlike the failed tries of the past, historic steps have been...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-25/my-turn-fix-budget-not-expense-long-t
Opinion

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