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My Turn: A unique approach to housing pioneers

...As a trained husband, I want to see it continue. Our state faces an arduous fiscal reality with the decline in oil production matched by huge discounts in price. So I began thinking last year about how to stabilize the Pioneer Homes. My goal...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/my-turn-unique-approach-housing-pione
Opinion
Hoffbeck talks gas line during confirmation hearing

...A major gas project is seen by many as this oil-dependent state's next best shot for significant revenues as oil production declines.Hoffbeck said having an alternate project would level the playing field with the companies, which have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/hoffbeck-talks-gas-line-during-confirma
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...result of low oil prices, low oil production and overspending - not oil tax...oil taxes to stop the decline of oil production. We spent an additional year...Alaska is to increase new and old oil production, resulting in increased royalties...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/my-turn-blaming-oil-tax-deficit-wrong
Opinion
Letter: The three E's of sustainability

...offshore of California. It has been slowly decreasing, which University of California researchers have attributed to oil production. Researchers claim on an average day, about 1,000 barrels of oil seep into the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Barbara...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-18/letter-three-es-sustainability
Letters
My Turn: A resolution to AN-WAR

...through college and made me the person I am today. Like most Alaskans, I don't need to be convinced of the value of oil production. I can't turn around and not see the positive impact that oil revenue has on the standard of living in Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-09/my-turn-resolution-war
Opinion
For Arctic, an Atlantic alternative

...until 2008.The plan also calls for leasing 10 areas in the Gulf of Mexico, long the epicenter of U.S. offshore oil production, and three off the Alaska coast."This is a balanced proposal that would make available nearly 80 percent of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/arctic-atlantic-alternative
State
My Turn: Cracks in the door

...virtuous cycle of reinvestment in U.S. domestic shale oil production. The Commerce Department's June 2014 ruling was...is a major factor in the surge in U.S. domestic oil production. This surplus has led to a debate over whether it...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-01/my-turn-cracks-door
Opinion
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

...until 2008.The plan also calls for leasing 10 areas in the Gulf of Mexico, long the epicenter of U.S. offshore oil production, and three off the Alaska coast."This is a balanced proposal that would make available nearly 80 percent of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/obama-floats-offering-first-ever-drilli
State
Consultants suggest possibly revisiting Cook Inlet credits

...not to extend those credits.But that will not affect Cook Inlet, where the report said producers largely pay no oil production taxes and a low, fixed rate on gas production. The report said a pre-2006 tax regime largely still holds there...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-30/consultants-suggest-possibly-revisiting
State | AK legislature
Walker administration won't revisit SB21

...under its predecessor program, Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share, or ACES.Kelly said SB21 hasn't improved oil production by a huge amount, but "you could at least make that argument that it flattened that line out.""That little jump...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/walker-administration-wont-revisit-sb21
State | AK legislature

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