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Legislature starts work amid dust, drilling

...its turn.The latter body held no hearings on Saturday, as Gov. Walker unexpectedly canceled his proposal for a natural gas tax on Friday, one day before the session's start.The House Finance Committee's work on the first day included...
Gov. Walker nixes natural gas tax after pledge from Big Oil

It's business as unusual.On Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours before the Alaska Legislature was to begin its third special session of 2015, Gov. Bill Walker announced an abrupt change to the agenda.A tax on natural gas left in the ground ? intended to push the North Slope's big energy producers to commit natural gas to the state's pipeline project ? is no longer on the table.
State | AK legislature
Murkowski: Alaska needs more oil, gas development

...look at gas-to-liquids, which can develop the state's gas resources without a pipeline. Alaska needs to set natural gas tax rates now, to give companies fiscal certainty to encourage development, she said. ? Contact reporter Pat Forgey...
Film, oil and gas taxes mashed into single bill

...request could postpone the governor's approval of Ellis' film incentives as the Legislature discusses the oil and natural gas taxes now attached.Introduced in January 2011, Senate Bill 23 passed the Senate early in the second session of the 27th...
Clark to seek return of law license

...had been chief of staff for former Gov. Frank Murkowski and an ally of oil industry companies seeking new oil and natural gas tax and development deals. VECO Corp., an oil field services company, contributed $68,000 in illegal corporate...
Parnell responds to gas pipeline critics

...and commit themselves to building it. Parnell acknowledged that some companies have sought changes to Alaska's natural gas taxes before they commit to a pipeline, but it was too soon to have those discussions before the pipeline cost estimates...
Company stays hopeful for Alaska gas pipeline

...would be eased if the Alaska Legislature removed two roadblocks: the lack of a long-term fiscal structure for natural gas taxes and a continued dispute over leases on the Point Thomson gas fields, which is a key supply component for a pipeline...
Alaska editorial: With time right for LNG exports, Alaska has no time to lose

...amendment approved May 2 to submit a more detailed work schedule by early 2013.If the companies meet those benchmarks, natural gas taxes must be on the table for the 2013 legislative session. A stable, predictable fiscal regime is vital to making a...
State: SB 21 is tax reform, not break

...While Alaskans are still deciding how to vote on the SB 21 referendum, legislators will likely take up the issue of natural gas taxes during the next session.Currently, TransCanada is working with ExxonMobil, BP and ConocoPhillips on the large...
State | AK legislature
Municipal leaders told state needs a big gas pipeline would not provide much revenue to the state from natural gas taxes. Natural gas is already less valuable than oil and...session. A special session is likely to set a new natural gas tax rate, French said. As a legislator, Samuels was...


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