Under the Senate finance committee’s substitute, companies would pay lower taxes on oil from the North Slope than they do on shale from the Eagle Ford formation in Texas, the Haynesville formation in Louisiana, or the Bakken formation in North Dakota.
The Alaska Legislature will be back in full swing this week, after a break last week that allowed some legislators to attend an energy conference in Washington, D.C., or spend a few days back home.
While the legislature debates whether to cut taxes on oil companies, state lawmakers were in Washington, D.C last week– meeting with oil and gas lobbyists.
Safety costs and weak coal market blamed for $45 million hit.
Former Alaska Governor Bill Sheffield says it’s time for Alaska to build its own gas pipeline.
Sheffield has been stumping the state on his own … more
While oil and gas companies are inching towards a new tax break in Juneau, they’re fighting to maintain their preferential tax treatment in Washington, D.C.
Shell’s damaged Kulluk drill rig has arrived in Unalaska, a week after leaving Kodiak.
Electricity rates in Juneau will go up in April, due to low water levels in the mountain lakes supplying Juneau’s hydropower.
Electric utilities in Alaska … more
If environmentalists can block the Keystone XL pipeline, they can keep Canada from developing more of its dirty tar sands oil.
It was exactly a hundred years ago when Alaska first began to exercise a form of self-government.