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Gov. Walker pitches TransCanada buyout

...whether to extend its deal with TransCanada, and also finalize a fiscal agreement with North Slope producers covering gas production tax and royalty terms. Negotiations on the fiscal agreement and other pending issues such as a Payment-in-Lieu-of-Taxes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/gov-walker-pitches-transcanada-buyout
State
Gov. Walker seeks input to balance state budget

...those on fuel, fish or alcohol, don't really general significant new revenue. Increasing state taxes on oil and gas production won't move the needle much, either, Hoffbeck said.Tapping Permanent Fund earningsThe only tool that can be implemented...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-04/gov-walker-seeks-input-balance-state-bu
State | AK legislature
Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

...decreased significantly, so did the shaking.The scientists concluded that removing saltwater from the wells in the gas production process and then injecting that wastewater back underground "represent the most likely cause" for the swarm of quakes...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-22/study-links-swarm-quakes-texas-natura
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My Turn: Alaskan can safely exit the Arctic oil rapids

...of oil must maintain a threshold price of $80 and above per barrel. The same study indicates that Arctic oil and gas production will increase significantly if the oil price crosses $130 per barrel taking into account estimated global demand...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-04/my-turn
Opinion
My Turn: Cracks in the door

...the BHP Billiton sale is expected to be the first of many such deals as voluminous North American oil and natural gas production seeks new markets and higher prices abroad. A U.S. policy of banning crude oil exports that was built to cope...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-01/my-turn-cracks-door
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

...Arctic Ocean off-limits to drilling. The Department of the Interior also could impose "additional limits on oil and gas production in parts of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska," reported the Post's Juliet Elperin.When it came to protections...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/empire-editorial-obama-declares-war-a
Opinion
Gas line, marijuana things to watch this week in legislature

...issue Tuesday. Walker, in an opinion piece earlier this month, said the state is expected to pay more in oil and gas production credits this year and next than it brings in in production taxes. He has not proposed any legislative changes.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-26/gas-line-marijuana-things-watch-week-le
State | AK legislature
Legislature begins session; expected to focus on budget

...strongly worded opinion piece this month in which Walker said Alaska is expected to pay out $100 million more in oil and gas production credits than it takes in in oil taxes this year, Walker said he is not planning to reopen the oil tax debate.He...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-21/legislature-begins-session-expected-foc
State
Walker: Nothing off the table in budget talks

...the end of the year.Increases in statewide costs, such as pension system payments, debt service, and oil and gas production tax credits, account for a large portion of the increases in the operating budget over the last nine years, the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/walker-nothing-table-budget-talks
State
Walker: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

...in solid analysis. We're in the analysis phase right now."According to the state Revenue Department, oil and gas production taxes yielded $2.6 billion for the state in 2014. Those taxes are estimated to total $524 million this fiscal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/walker-unsustainable-tax-breaks-exceed-
State | AK legislature

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