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Alaska Editorial: Calming effect

...administration presented, overwhelmingly supported the Walker administration.In the meantime, Walker, who had proposed a gas reserves tax for oil companies, received assurances from the companies that they would make the natural gas available for the...
My Turn: United Legislature grants control of state's destiny

...benefits of AKLNG include short-term construction jobs, long-term careers running the pipeline and developing oil and gas reserves, opportunities to help meet the state's energy needs, and a long-term revenue source for public infrastructure...
Gov. Walker nixes natural gas tax after pledge from Big Oil

...approving (and coming up with the money to pay for) a buyout of TransCanada's share of the AKLNG project."Taking gas reserves tax off the call is going to be a real game changer," said Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, in a text...
State | AK legislature
Big Oil given extra time to pledge gas

...afternoon.The Alaska Legislature is scheduled to convene Saturday in special session, and on its agenda will be a natural gas reserves tax intended to force the three big North Slope oil and gas producers to pledge their gas to the AKLNG project or pay...
Legislature to convene special session on gas issues

...agenda set by Gov. Bill Walker has the proposed buyout of TransCanada Corp.'s interest in the project as well as a gas reserves tax, which the governor has characterized as a way to make sure the project can't be stalled if a company doesn't...
My Turn: Can Alaska afford our state government?

...attention of all Alaskans. He was right to drop the Gas Reserve Tax. Gov. Walker inherited the TransCanada issue does not now, nor has it ever had, ownership of gas reserves. A contribution of gas ownership to the project, not...
'I'm trying to sell gas'

...companies themselves are generally opposed."Introducing a gas reserves tax undermines the efforts of all parties to progress...Alaska as an equal participant and co-investor. A gas reserves tax complicates this process and results in unintended...
State | AK legislature
Special session set for return to Juneau

...interest in the gas pipeline. The second is a natural gas reserves tax intended to penalize gas producers if they fail...taxed.Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, called the gas reserves tax an "interesting concept.""I had not thought...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Will Alaska cash in on its natural gas? to develop Point Thomson's gas fields, coupled with decades of development at Prudhoe Bay, demonstrate that gas reserves on the North Slope are proven and won't necessitate costly exploratory drilling. The proposed Alaska LNG project...
Alaska Editorial: ExxonMobil doing heavy lifting on Alaska LNG Project

...project, wants to buy out TransCanada and finance the state's entire 25 percent share and floated the idea of a "gas reserves tax" to legislators - brushed aside Tillerson's critique by saying that companies are "uncomfortable with what we're...


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