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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: 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
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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