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My Turn: Alaskan can safely exit the Arctic oil rapids

...if oil prices were to fall below $75 a barrel, the oil flow through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) might...the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company estimates low crude oil flow rates through the TAPS below 600,000 barrels per day...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-04/my-turn
Opinion
Letter: Returning to state income tax a tough leadership decision

...to have one, but since the development of North Slope oil Alaska has been on oil welfare. We have lived high on the oil-flow hog for a few decades. So, in this time of serious economic crunch, perhaps it's time to have those conversations...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-10/letter-returning-state-income-tax-tou
Letters
Exploring the 'what ifs' of SB 21, ACES

...the state's chief petroleum economist. "The difference is within the error range in equipment used to meter the oil flow," Tichotsky said.The oil producers' achievement compares with the 8.2 percent decline between fiscal years 2012...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/exploring-what-ifs-sb-21-aces
State
My Turn: Vote 'yes' and history is doomed to repeat

...every year.ACES proved to be the largest oil tax increase in Alaska's history. In an effort to reverse declining oil flows and generate more production and more jobs for Alaskans, the Legislature reformed the tax by passing Senate Bill 21 in...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-11/my-turn-vote-yes-and-history-doomed-r
Opinion
Letter: Oil tax analysis was wrong

...government taking of part of the oil company compensation. Take too much, and your oil stays in the ground. Pay the fees and oil flows down the pipeline. Oil tax reform won't hurt the Permanent Fund nearly as much as governmental deficit spending.It...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-07-18/letter-oil-tax-analysis-was-wrong
Letters
My Turn: Be careful what you vote for

...an even greater oil production decline and Alaska will be hit by both less oil revenue per barrel due to SB21 and less oil flow.There is not enough natural gas in the large fields to fill a large LNG project for more than five or 10 years, anyway...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-08/my-turn-be-careful-what-you-vote
Opinion
My Turn: Honor Hammond by repealing SB 21

...taxes? Let's ask Bella, his wife," DeMarban noted that proponents of slashing oil taxes in hopes of stimulating oil flow were using the wisdom of Jay Hammond to bolster their arguments. This was immediately challenged by those in opposition...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/my-turn-honor-hammond-repealing-sb-21
Opinion
My Turn: Why not the Permanent Fund?

...of the magnitude of the gasline. Up to now, the Permanent Fund's corpus has been generated from oil revenue, but oil flow is declining. New revenue from gas can replace a portion of disappearing oil revenue. Since 25 percent of gas revenue...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-13/my-turn-why-not-permanent-fund
Opinion
Oil flow decline key factor in oil tax reform

In his May 15 opinion piece that argued in favor of repealing the Legislature's recent reforms to Alaska's current oil production tax, ACES, state Senator Hollis French never mentions the most critical issue facing Alaskans: the declining flow of oil through the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). Status quo decline jeopardizes every Alaskan's future and the state's long-term fiscal health.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-05-21/oil-flow-decline-key-factor-oil-tax-r
Opinion
Research holds the key to Alaska's future

...in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, all of which could increase oil flow in the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.Alaskans have never been laggards in the world of invention. The FAA's Next Generation...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-21/research-holds-key-alaskas-future
Opinion

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