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Bush administration restates its opposition to natural gas tax credit

The Bush administration has restated its opposition to tax credits for North Slope natural gas but said it would accept other financial measures to encourage a proposed pipeline to the Lower 48. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, in a letter Wednesday to Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., also said the administration believes the pipeline's route should be selected by market forces rather than legislation.
Attorney General's role as appointee questioned

...companies that later became ConocoPhillips Co. He also worked as an attorney and lobbyist for VECO Corp. on North Slope natural gas tax matters before former Gov. Frank Murkowski appointed him to be his attorney general. "I'm sure you can appreciate...
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...
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...
Municipal leaders told state needs a big gas pipeline

...discuss those results with the Legislature in the next regular session. A special session is likely to set a new natural gas tax rate, French said. As a legislator, Samuels was the lone vote against AGIA, but even in his position as the House...
Session adjourns with bills held over

...governor's top priorities, including work to advance an in-state natural gas pipeline, a Railbelt utilities plan, a natural gas tax and the continuing dilemma of how to pay for government in a time of diminishing income.
Oil industry cries foul at tax proposal

...R-Anchorage, said some of the comments made sense. One, relayed by Anadarko and Chevron officials, was that natural-gas tax rates should not be pegged to oil tax rates when oil is above $50 per barrel, and the sliding scale kicks in...


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