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Content about Natural gas

September 27, 2015

In his call for a Special Session of the legislature to discuss a natural gas pipeline project, Governor Bill Walker surprised all the players by proposing a reserves gas tax on oil and natural gas. Such a tax would slam leaseholders on the Alaska North Slope for not bringing projects online.

December 6, 2014

Sue Asplund of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association fired the next round of anti-development cage rattling on the editorial pages of the Dispatch Thursday, this one calling for cancelling oil and gas leases in Bristol Bay for all time. The excuse once again is any development will instantly and irrevocably destroy the fishery for all time.

February 17, 2012

What is the market for natural gas off the Slope?  Who is going to buy it?  And if there is a new worldwide glut of natural gas, is there another product we can pursue?

February 13, 2012

Time to consider something other than simply dumping excess money into the Permanent Fund  or redistributing it to state retirees.  Use it as a vehicle to help a commercial solution to long term energy needs statewide.

One of the questions falling out of this legislative session is what to do with billions of dollars of excess taxation paid by the North Slope producers. Any normal person would note that perhaps taxes are way too high and it is time to lower them so that we can increase production of oil and other products to fill the Trans Alaskan Pipeline System (TAPS).

November 30, 2011

Many are wringing their hands in anguish over recent events surrounding the proposed Alaska Gas Line. Was the open season successful? Will the increase in lower 48 shale gas delay or doom any chances of an Alaska Gas Line being built?