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My Turn: Why I vetoed $200 million in oil tax credits

...situation.Under Alaska's oil and gas production tax system, an oil and gas company...companies with little to no oil and gas production. Since 2007, the state has repurchased...credits under the current oil and gas production tax system that lower taxpayers...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-12/my-turn-why-i-vetoed-200-million-oil-
Opinion
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
My Turn: Negotiating the rapids of Arctic, Alaska oil and natural gas reserves

...2040. An ice free land or reduction of hard ice on the high seas will open new opportunities for oil and natural gas production (e.g., from longer exploration seasons) as well as transportation (e.g., from maritime transportation and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-03/my-turn-negotiating-rapids-arctic-ala
Opinion
Letter: The three E's of sustainability

...be facilities there. This makes capturing escaping methane very difficult. This is why we support opening oil and gas production in all areas with methane seeps. In fact, with proposed carbon taxes, the methane capture and burn industry could...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-18/letter-three-es-sustainability
Letters
BLM clears way for petroleum reserve development

...S. Bureau of Land Management issued a final decision Friday that it said will open the way for the first oil and gas production from federal lands in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.The decision is a shift from the alternative that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/blm-clears-way-petroleum-reserve-develo
State | AK legislature
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

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