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Are low oil prices good for the environment?

...might be running out of oil. Investors poured money into advanced biofuels companies and battery-makers betting high oil prices would make it cheaper to drive on plant waste or electricity.It hasn't happened, despite some headway. Even...
My Turn: SB21 is risky business

As a fiscally conservative Republican, I have been surprised conservative voices have only focused on high oil price tax rates and revenue under the newly enacted Senate Bill 21. I haven't heard a single concern about the enormous risk to Alaska...
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...
ExxonMobil manager says work going well at Point Thomson

...previous tax structure, which was changed by the Alaska Legislature in 2013, was overcomplicated and burdensome at higher oil prices."I just want to say what is important about oil tax reform from our perspective," Hagedorn said. "If I could...
Parnell signs budget bills, makes no vetoes

...the oil tax. Wielechowski, for example, favors returning to a tax structure that captures more for the state at higher oil prices. A referendum on the oil tax is scheduled for August.Parnell, for his part, told the Rotary group the best facts...
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...
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...
Palin urges repeal of Alaska's oil tax structure

...ACES, mainly legislative Democrats, see room for improvements. Critics of ACES said it took too much money at higher oil prices, discouraging investment.Sharon Leighow, a spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell, who championed the new tax law...


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