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New energy study shows local, state usage trends

...hydrocarbons providing most of the state's electric power generation, with natural gas providing the biggest share at 61 percent, oil at 16 percent and coal at 6 percent. In some places, however, especially in Southeast, new forms of energy including...
House OKs 23.5 percent oil tax rate

Backers of a 23.5 percent tax rate on oil company profits held strong on Tuesday during the Alaska House's final vote on the bill.
Voting for anti-Alaska Dems makes no sense

...Forget stagnant wages, a housing glut, little affordable housing. To top it off, our oil pipeline only has 30 percent oil capacity left, yet more than 80 percent of our economy is based on oil. Then we have teachers complaining about oversized...
My Turn: Democrats seek fair share for Alaska oil

...prices to $7 billion and $9 billion in net earnings last year, the state continued to effectively waive Alaska's 15 percent oil production tax on most new oil fields. The state cannot plead poverty when it hands away revenue. Former governors...
Senate committee backs oil tax hike

...considering further amendments. VoxBox Voice Your Thoughts Should the Senate back the Senate Finance Committee's 25 percent oil tax hike? Post your comments and check out other people's remarks at
Charities need more giving this season

...have, because it's all going toward oil," Austin said. "Our big need is for money because we've seen a 100 percent oil increase in two years." how to help for more information on how to help this holiday season call : the glory hole...
Giant North Slope oil spill likely caused by ice buildup

...spill coordinator for the Alaska Department of Conservation. The pipeline normally carried 75 percent water and 25 percent oil, as well as gas, to a processing center at the Lisburne oil field. It is not known what the percentages were when...
My Turn: House should pass a better oil tax

...Legislature's lead adviser, internationally recognized oil-tax expert Daniel Johnston, recommended we adopt a modest 25 percent oil-tax rate. So did Gov. Murkowski, until a February meeting with oil company executives. Three days later he lowered...
Oil tax credit zipping through Senate

...the inlet platforms, depending on how much their production declined. The state's usual royalty share is 12.5 percent. Oil and Gas Division Director Mark Myers said the hope is that by letting companies keep more of the oil they produce...
Can Gov. Murkowski walk on water?

...other items, the governor has apparently won the hearts and minds of Alaskans? Now we are being asked to endorse a 20 percent oil tax and be happy with a secret gas "contract" that the governor has cooked up behind closed doors with the oil companies...


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