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Alaska Editorial: Production is the only number that matters

...production.They will point to state revenues under ACES, or jobs or corporate profits during a time of record-high oil prices. What they won't talk about is the 6-percent annual production decline under ACES that was zeroed out this past...
Who do you trust?

...supported by the Alaska Department of Revenue: Revenue Sources Book, fall 2013. SB21 will lose billions for Alaska at high oil prices and even at current oil prices with escalating expenses. Additionally, North Slope oil leases need to be enforced...
Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...disadvantage of the state. In periods of high oil prices, for example, the oil values rose, driven by high oil prices.Those changes would bring in...industry's "windfall" from high oil prices, it was argued. Later, in 2008...
My Turn: 'Yes' vote gives Alaska time to get it right

...investment in exploration, development and production. ACES did this by ensuring the state shared in profits at high oil prices, helping industry at low prices, and requiring investment in the state for a company to qualify for tax credits...
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations? money knows it's only going to become more valuable. MAPA is written to prevent Alaska from benefiting from high oil prices. Big Oil is greedy; it doesn't want to share the wealth. Exxon, BP and ConocoPhillips prefer to deal with a...
Outside editorial: High oil prices may affect political issues

...fair chance the public will take a myopic view and see only a larger permanent fund check as the principal benefit of high oil prices. Other oil news, however, may raise the status of what so far has been a low-lying fiscal option: changing the...
Geopolitical fears drive high oil prices

...just a matter of time, at this stage," Beutel said. Here are some other geopolitical reasons behind today's high oil prices: Nigeria: Rebel attacks in Africa's largest producing nation have taken 500,000 to 650,000 barrels per day...
My Turn: Economic research shows Alaska is better off under new oil tax charge of our tax policy. As both Democrats and Republicans acknowledged, ACES took too much of the profit at high oil prices and left Alaska too exposed at lower oil prices. Oil tax reform made Alaska more competitive, which has already...
My Turn: The word Parnell refuses to say: 'deficit'

...That legislation capped the Alaska take at high prices so there is no longer a "fill up the saving accounts at high oil prices" option. Parnell eliminated that option.Parnell is also playing an accounting shell game with the PERS/TRS...
My Turn: Real facts on oil tax reform

...rationale by carefully comparing the two tax regimes. In particular, with the extreme progressivity of ACES triggered by high oil prices, there was very little upside value to the oil companies to offset the investment risk they must assume in order...


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