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Global, national economics influence Alaska

...ago that oil was at $40 and even $20," Conerly said. "In the short-run it's hard for the world to increase oil production, but in the long-run it's fairly easy to do."He said the recent boon in production down south has been a result...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-14/global-national-economics-influence-ala
Local | AK legislature
Ballot question carries big ramifications

...the oil tax bill in place," said Wielechowski, who has often spoken against SB21. "If you look at next year's oil production numbers, they plummet."He attributes the declining production over the past several years to the amount of "easy...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/ballot-question-carries-big-ramificatio
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Retirement checks should never bounce

...concern of every Alaskan. This liability is going in exactly the wrong direction given declining state revenues and oil production, and inflationary increases in education funding, Medicaid and other programs.Gov. Sean Parnell clearly agrees...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-06/my-turn-tetirement-checks-should-enve
Opinion
My Turn: Alaskans want the best, and HB383 will ensure it

...faces critical issues: declining revenues, declining oil production, getting our gas to market in time to compete with...bolster state revenues until we see the benefits of new oil production fostered by the oil tax reform passed last year. Either...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-11/my-turn-alaskans-want-best-and-hb383-
Opinion
My Turn: This budget deficit is different

...small matter that due to declining oil production our state is facing the potential...fluctuations as it is reduced oil production. As bleak as the near term is...the way with expectations of new oil production and a gas pipeline. But turning...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-08/my-turn-budget-deficit-different
Opinion
My Turn: Alaska can't afford two mega-energy projects

...on, like quality health care, education and retirement, with less and less cash coming in the door. Dwindling oil production and revenues are forcing some difficult decisions in Juneau this year and likely for years to come. One choice faced...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-08/my-turn-alaska-cant-afford-two-mega-e
Opinion
Alaska officials revise oil production estimates

...Department is forecasting higher oil production than previously expected, though...calls for increased North Slope oil production over what was forecast last fall...forecast continued to show that the oil production tax-cut approved by the Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-08/alaska-officials-revise-oil-production-
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Pay now, not later

...the only way to ensure the payments don't bankrupt municipalities in decades to come. Some have argued that with oil production steadily declining and the state cutting back on spending, now isn't the time to pilfer reserve funds - Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-03/empire-editorial-pay-now-not-later
Opinion
U.S. relationships with Asia-Pacific region: A confluence of imperatives for Alaska

...advantage. This has huge long-term implications for Alaska which depends overwhelmingly for its revenues on North Slope oil production. History shows that an economy may be rich in resources but if it is not modern, adjustments become hard when external...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-01/us-relationships-asia-pacific-region-
Opinion
Analysis: Pension problems, proposals

...the large amount of money it pulls from a dwindling savings account before new revenue - potentially from increased oil production or a gasline - is available.That concern is "absolutely" compounded by the presence of a repeal effort on the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/analysis-pension-problems-proposals
State | Local | AK legislature

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