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Alaska Senate advances trans-Alaska gas pipeline proposal

...through our oil taxes," Wielechowski said. That proposal failed on a 4-14 vote.Amendments that would have changed oil tax rates, reduce the state's risk in the project by changing the terms of the agreement with TransCanada and install a project...
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Oil tax rates: the strange case of Norway

Two recent news items out of Norway caught my attention. The first happened April 30 when Governor Parnell went there to discuss tax policy. The second was the announcement on May 6 that Norway had decided to make a change to its oil tax laws.
Alaska editorial: Not the time to bluff on oil tax rates in Alaska Hold 'Em

Trying to determine a fair oil tax plan between the governor, the oil companies and the Legislature is a lot like a game of Alaska Hold 'Em.
Alaska editorial: Take time with ACES

...following editorial appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: The renewed debate about the effects of Alaska's oil tax rates seems to offer something to feed everyone's biases. Too little agreement on the facts has emerged. The Alaska Support...
'A black day for the House'

...R-Juneau, in connection with allegations of taking bribes from oil companies trying to influence the state's oil tax rates and development of a natural gas pipeline. Sound off on the important issues at One sitting legislator was indicted...
ConocoPhillips backs away from $1 billion budget

...issues at On Thursday, company executives said the budget was prepared in the fall, before the Legislature raised oil tax rates. Conoco authorized $1 billion for drilling and other Alaska oil field work, but the company now must re-evaluate...
House OKs 23.5 percent oil tax rate

...bill. Sound off on the important issues at Absent were the hours and hours of debate usually accompanying a vote on oil tax rates, which have been caught in a tug-of-war since Gov. Frank Murkowski proposed changing the tax scheme. Murkowski...
Sen. Murkowski has pipeline deal reservations

...Murkowski told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She understands Alaska legislators' worries about locking in oil tax rates for 30 years, she said. "I would share their concerns," she said. However, she wants the Legislature to approve...
Northwest Digest

...Juneau and released on bail. They were accused of taking bribes from oil companies trying to influence the state's oil tax rates and development of a natural gas pipeline. "As your governor, this administration is committed to doing things right...
Lawmakers fear state will pay

...Pedro Van Meurs, the administration's leading consultant on oil and gas issues. Under the proposed restructuring of oil tax rates, the state stands to earn $2.7 billion each year above the current system at today's oil prices, according to...


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