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If only I had my own jet

...reservations. So here we sit, in the richest state in the Union, with the Alaska Permanent Fund worth billions, with record oil prices, with last year's record budget surplus mostly spent, and with a state government unable to publish a routine...
Frustrated with lack of winter ferry schedule reservations. So here we sit, in the richest state in the union, with a permanent fund worth billions, with record oil prices, with last year's record budget surplus mostly spent and with a state government unable to publish a routine winter...
Oil companies plan to expand heavy oil production at West Sak for a while," said Chuck Logsdon, chief petroleum economist with the Alaska Department of Revenue. Recent record oil prices in excess of $40 per barrel help make the West Sak investment attractive, oil company representatives said. Discovered...
Why low oil prices now may mean higher prices later

...the ability to find and produce more oil is put on hold and the global economy roars back to life, last year's record oil prices could seem tame. Today's pullback in prices may be setting the stage for tomorrow's shortages. If that drives...
Big oil profits prompt talk of revised tax structure in state

...last year of $17.1 billion. BP runs the Prudhoe Bay field and owns a piece of it plus other North Slope fields. Record oil prices in recent months are powering the big profits. North Slope oil for delivery to West Coast refineries closed Friday...
Alaska editorial: Drop in oil prices may be trouble for Alaska

...North Slope crude, though down from this summer's record of nearly $76. It's irresponsible to base a budget on record oil prices, but maybe we can hope for $50 oil long term. Then, the final piece in the math puzzle is the $500 million in...
Lawmakers to push budget amendment

...called the Constitutional Budget Reserve, which is now worth $2.13 billion. This year, revenue streamed in from record oil prices and kept the state from tapping into that reserve fund. But the price of North Slope crude has fallen from more...
Empire editorial: Oil tax bill a success protect the interests of Alaskans rather than the oil companies that are enjoying record profits that come with record oil prices. It was good to see that this session was held in Juneau after talk in August that it needed to be "elsewhere along...
Alaska's oil tax structure must stand on its own

...commitment to move forward with a gas pipeline makes this the appropriate time to modernize our oil tax regime. Record oil prices should serve to strengthen our resolve for a more balanced oil tax. Frank H. Murkowski is Alaska's governor.
Alaska editorial: Anchorage doesn't understand energy problems across state

...its environs, low-priced natural gas is helping hold down the cost of energy and limiting the economic damage of record oil prices. The Fairbanks area does not have that luxury. The combination of sudden increases in gasoline, heating fuel and...


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