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Gov. Walker says he'll dismiss Point Thomson lawsuit

...his lawsuit that challenged a state settlement in a long-running dispute over leases to develop the Point Thomson oil and gas field.The announcement came during a brief appearance before the House Resources Committee, creating a stir within the...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Governor's tax credit veto is churlish conversation starter

...The companies that will take the brunt of Walker's blow are start-ups that went into the fading Cook Inlet oil and gas fields and brought them back to life during a time when Anchorage was practicing for brown-outs with "turn off your power...
Palin defends Alaska oil tax structure she championed

...since the law's passage from more rigs on the North Slope and more than 1,000 new jobs at Point Thomson, a major oil and gas field that certain companies have an obligation to work to develop under a settlement with the state.Leighow said the...
Consultants suggest possibly revisiting Cook Inlet credits refundable credits referred to in that piece are primarily for small explorers or those developing new oil and gas fields that have no tax liability. Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck has said the credits are split pretty evenly between...
State | AK legislature
Revenue officials explain tax credit issue flagged by Walker

...contention in an opinion piece by Gov. Bill Walker are being paid primarily to small explorers or those developing new oil and gas fields in Alaska.Walker earlier this month said the state stood to pay out about $100 million more in oil and gas production...
My Turn: 'Yes' vote gives Alaska time to get it right

On Tuesday, Aug. 19, Alaska voters will act as legislators. Through Ballot Measure 1, Alaskans have the power to repeal the law currently governing Alaska's oil and gas production tax, known as Senate Bill 21.
State works to link veterans with employers

...Alaska's oil and gas industry."Just about every job you can imagine in the military is reflected again in the oil and gas field," including security, administration, pipe-fitting and welding, Crawford said.
AOGCC keeps eye on safety, maximum recovery

...tests of well safety valves on producing wells, one area getting more attention because of the aging of Alaska's oil and gas fields, and it also approves operators' plans for producing the fields, to ensure no oil and gas resources are lost due...
Are we an owner state or an owned state? note that for the 34 years Alaska has had a coastal management program, the entire North Slope and Cook Inlet oil and gas fields were developed, major mines like Red Dog and Greens Creek were opened and here in Juneau the cruise industry flourished...
Oil execs warn against industry tax hikes

...time and effort needed to get permits for new projects. He laid out plans for possibly developing the Point Thomson oil and gas field on the North Slope, just west of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. If ExxonMobil decides to go forward with that...


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