My Turn: President Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels is flawed

...believe we should be taking steps to undermine the economic vitality of these terrorist organizations by dismantling their oil fields and other resources, which they exploit to fund and support their radical, violent agenda. It appears Secretary of...
Local photographer Huff releases debut book, 'Last Road North'

...most isolated roads on earth. It also directly parallels the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, built to supply the North Slope oil fields."It's both a physical and metaphorical boundary between wilderness and civilization," Huff told me recently over...
BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

...previously announced sale of its interests in four North Slope oil fields to Hilcorp, spokeswoman Dawn Patience said.The layoffs...all of BP's interests in the Endicott and Northstar oil fields and a 50 percent interest in the Liberty and Milne Point...
Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...known as the More Alaska Production Act.Unfortunately, under certain circumstances, those tax credits could result in oil fields being taxed at a 0 percent rate - even a negative tax rate.That is unacceptable.By voting "Yes" on Tuesday, you...
SB21 adds drops, not gusher in first months

...moment for Alaska oil production."Production in Alaska oil fields has been dropping since 1988, decreasing an average...two new drilling rigs to the North Slope's Kuparuk oil field last year and promises another, Pawlowski said in an...
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My Turn: SB21 is risky business

...start. The lower SB21 tax means we will never even recover our credit investment from all future tax on most "new oil" fields under SB21.2. Companies are producing and profitable, but oil or gas prices drop.We tend to look on the bright...
My Turn: Alaskans can't fully trust Big Oil the pipeline.Remember: Prudhoe Bay is an aging oil field and we expected production would continue to decline as it has in the past. It is one of the greatest oil fields ever in this country, but we have been pumping oil out...
Who do you trust? reason to mislead anyone. Careful study reaches one conclusion - ACES is better for all Alaskans. The North Slope oil fields are mature and declining and will continue to decline in the future - yes, even under SB21. This fact is supported...
My Turn: Don't let Big Oil buy the election

...their profits if SB 21 is upheld by voters. Sure, they'll be bringing more jobs to the state if they develop new oil fields on the North Slope. But as independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker stated in an Empire column last month...
An Alaskan Idiot's Guide to voting on SB 21

...higher if prices fall. Includes production-related tax credits that could lead to zero or negative tax rates for new oil fields.BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN: The perfect tax system the Alaska Legislature will create two years after a successful repeal...


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