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Senator blasts federal rejection of refuge road

...she said promotes investment.She told reporters that the tax cut was about making Alaska competitive with other oil-producing areas. Voters in August will decide whether to repeal the hotly debated tax cut, which critics see as a giveaway...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-20/senator-blasts-federal-rejection-refuge
State | AK legislature
My Turn: All of Alaska is fueled by oil

...but that was not occurring under the old tax regime. Investment increased elsewhere. In fact, among the other oil producing states in the U.S., as of 2012, all had shown increases or were flat with the previous year. Alaska was the only...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-27/my-turn-all-alaska-fueled-oil
Opinion
BP drilling increases 30% in 2013, more planned for '14

...under ACES," the previous state oil tax law, Weiss said.The new investment is coming none too soon."Of the 13 oil-producing U.S. states in 2011 and 2012 there was only one where production declined. That was Alaska. All the others increased...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-22/bp-drilling-increases-30-2013-more-plan
State
Sudan drops off Internet on 3rd day of riots

...Mohammed, as saying she hopes the "opposition understands the measures with objectivity."Sudan lost most of its main oil-producing territory when South Sudan broke off as an independent state in 2011.An initial attempt by the government to cut...

http://juneauempire.com/mohammed-saeed/2013-09-26/sudan-drops-internet-3rd-day-r
Oil tax struggle begins anew: Production must grow; tax cut can lure investment

...production. But declining the production is. Alaska this year slipped to fourth among the ranking of the nation's oil-producing states, in part due to increases elsewhere, but also due to the continued drop in oil coming from up north.Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-12/oil-tax-struggle-begins-anew-producti
Opinion
Alaska economic forecast: partly cloudy/sunny

...said. In Alaska, declining oil production is acting as a drag. The state is now the third- or fourth-largest oil producing state in the nation, behind Texas, North Dakota and possibly California.Alaska has a cash surplus now, Hartley said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-01-18/alaska-economic-forecast-partly-cloudys
Local
Another senator doubtful on ending oil tax progressivity

...with incentives geared toward actual new production. With targeted reforms, Alaska can move to the front of the oil-producing pack.""This bill is unlike anything else we've ever seen, and I want to compliment the governor's team in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-05/another-senator-doubtful-ending-oil-tax
State
Oil tax cut opponents to rally

...call the tax cut an "investment" needed to make Alaska's tax structure more competitive with tax regimes in other oil-producing jurisdictions and revive declining oil production in the state.Backbone bills itself on its website as a "non-partisan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-29/oil-tax-cut-opponents-rally
State
Two views: Time for oil tax cut

...under the current tax regime." Yes, employment and other expenditures are up, but nothing like they are in other oil-producing regions of the United States, where high oil prices and new technology have created a phenomenal boom.And North...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-12/two-views-time-oil-tax-cut
Opinion
ND passes Alaska to become nation's No. 2 oil producer

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota has passed Alaska to become the second-leading oil-producing state in the nation, trailing only Texas, state officials said Tuesday.North Dakota oil drillers pumped 17.8 million barrels...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-05-16/nd-passes-alaska-become-nations-no-2-oi
State

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