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Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...the new Petroleum Profits Tax, or PPT, on the producers as a bargaining chip in negotiations over a deal on a natural gas pipeline, which were underway in 2005 and 2006.The new tax was actually a tax increase on the producers because the deal...
My Turn: The word Parnell refuses to say: 'deficit'

...uncertified contractor's work resulted in EPA violations.Then there are those endless, wasteful studies - three natural gas pipeline studies under Parnell and not one piece of pipe ordered. In fact, a recent assessment concluded that of all of...
My Turn: North Slope gas no longer a pipe dream

For too long, Alaskans' dream of a natural gas pipeline has been just that - a dream.That changed last week with the passage of Senate Bill 138. For the first time in Alaska's history...
My Turn: Alaska has given away the oil and gas farm - again

...votes no on major legislation, I pay attention.Stedman said his "vote against SB138 was not a vote against a natural gas pipeline. My vote was a statement against the fiscal structure in the bill and misalignment for the state."In his prepared...
Empire Editorial: No more second chances: Build the gas pipeline

...lawmakers approved a plan that calls for the state to negotiate a partnership and build an 800-mile, 42-inch natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to Nikiski.We've heard this before - Gubik in 1959, Yukon-Pacific in the 1990s and...
Alaska Editorial: Cheap, plentiful coal will power the Interior for decades to come

...economically sustainable - and barring unforeseen advances in technology or yet-unfunded megaprojects like a natural gas pipeline or the Susitna-Watana hydroelectric dam, they won't be for decades to come.Fortunately for those concerned...
State gasline executive out

...Gasline Development Corporation is leaving less than two weeks after a new law was signed advancing a proposed natural gas pipeline.Administrative Services Director Deborah Bitney joined AGDC about a year ago. She is leaving to pursue "long-standing...
Gasline legislation becomes law today

...Fairbanks at 2:15 p.m. The bill is the first step toward designing and build an 800-mile trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline."Fairbanks is the center of the state, and also one of the hardest-hit when it comes to energy prices...
Empire Editorial: Legislature did a B+ job

...more than the days themselves. Here, the Legislature excelled, passing education reform, pension reform and a natural gas pipeline bill - plus the annual capital and operating budgets.There were a few too many missteps for a perfect grade...
Success or bust?

...Retirement System and propelled forward plans to build a natural gas pipeline. "After 95 days, we've accomplished the bulk...budgets, reforming our oil tax regime, advancing a natural gas pipeline project, passing a fix to the state and teacher...
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