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My Turn: Location, expertise and timing: Three reasons Northwest Alaska is ready for an opening Arctic

...capture this moment, the world will not wait. They will continue moving forward without us. It is we who must engage.As state oil reserves dwindle, opportunities associated with an opening Arctic provide our state and region with a chance to redefine...
Letter: Taking from dividends beyond corrupt jeopardize our Permanent Fund Dividend to do that. That's the new GOP plan. There's a law on the books capping state oil tax credit payments in low oil revenue years. They're supposed to be capped at $91 million next year. Instead, the...
Alaska Editorial: Walker pulls the rug from under explorers

...journalism.Our original cover story for the recent Oil & Gas Reporter was a profile of Corri Feige, the new director of the state Oil and Gas Division, and her effort to put the welcome mat out for new explorers coming to Alaska.After Gov. Bill Walker's...
Linc Energy in Cook Inlet fined over information required by regulators

...Dalton Highway.The company's annual reports say the exploration effort has received tens of millions of dollars in state oil and gas tax credits, including $53 million last year.The commission regulates drilling that might result in the release...
Gov. Walker seeks input to balance state budget

...taxes are all in the model, Hoffbeck said.The model allows people to adjust petroleum tax rates and to eliminate state oil investment tax credits as options. Use of earnings from state reserve funds, including the Permanent Fund, are in the...
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Former Alaska oil industry official ends probation

...accused of attempting to influence the political process in Alaska by buying off politicians who were examining rewriting state oil tax laws.Allen was a government witness in a wide-reaching corruption case that led to lawmakers and corporate officials...
My Turn: SB21 myths are 'baloney marinated in oil'

...will increase throughput, saying, "This is baloney marinated in oil." "Petroleum economists generally counsel that state oil taxes have no effect on production decisions, which are guided by the world market price," says Hiltzik." He concludes...
Slope drilling reached record level in 2014

...number of rigs active in the winter of 2010-11, when the weekly average was just 6.During that period the previous state oil production tax known as ACES, or Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share, was in effect.The data indicates that prior...
Native corps join to oppose SB21 repeal

...Measure 1 on the August primary election ballot. The ballot measure would repeal Senate Bill 21, a bill restructuring the state oil production tax passed by legislators in 2013."We are a coalition of local Alaska companies with our eye on the future...
Oil company seeks to export Yukon crude from Skagway

...export crude oil to a refinery in Washington state.Northern Cross, an independent oil producer with backing from Chinese state oil company CNOOC, has been investigating the Eagle Plains area along the Dempster Highway north of Dawson City for almost...


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