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Voices of Alaska: Thanks to Legislature for advancing gasline

...pipeline system include short-term construction jobs; long-term careers running the pipeline and developing oil and gas reserves; opportunities to help meet the state's energy needs; and a long-term revenue source for public infrastructure...
Attorney General grilled over transparency

...could have added some excitement, Gov. Bill Walker's gas reserves tax, was pulled from the session agenda by Walker just...a producer, but would it also allow you to acquire gas reserves (in the ground)? It seems overly-broad. What's...
The latest on the special session: Legislators want to analyze buyout risk, rewards

...buying out one of the state's partners in a proposed liquefied natural gas project. The original agenda had included a gas reserves tax, which Walker said would ensure the project could not be stalled if a company doesn't allow gas it controls to...
Big Oil given extra time to pledge gas

...afternoon.The Alaska Legislature is scheduled to convene Saturday in special session, and on its agenda will be a natural gas reserves tax intended to force the three big North Slope oil and gas producers to pledge their gas to the AKLNG project or pay...
Getting off on the right foot

...issues. Gov. Bill Walker has proposed that the state buy out TransCanada's stake in the project, and pitched a gas reserves tax measure for lawmakers to consider.Unfortunately, lawmakers aren't yet sure what they will be considering as...
Legislature to convene special session on gas issues

...agenda set by Gov. Bill Walker has the proposed buyout of TransCanada Corp.'s interest in the project as well as a gas reserves tax, which the governor has characterized as a way to make sure the project can't be stalled if a company doesn't...
Legislative session's focus narrowed to TransCanada buyout

...costs is all that remains on the agenda after Walker announced Friday that he was pulling the other agenda item - a gas reserves tax - after receiving written assurances from two of the state's producer-partners, BP and ConocoPhillips, that...
Sides tussle over logistics before special session starts

...for the state to have a greater say in the project, but it would mean higher costs for the state. There's also a gas reserves tax, without which, Walker said, Alaskans would have no assurances that the producer partners will commit to the...
Ready or not, here comes the gasline special session

...project, instituting a natural gas reserves tax on the producers and funding...soon.The prospect of a natural gas reserves tax came as a surprise to at least...announcement.Walker argues a natural gas reserves tax is a way for the state to assure...
State needs a governor and and legislators who work together

...Thursday, however, Walker indicated that would not be the case. Lawmakers say they were blindsided by his inclusion of a gas reserves tax in the call for an October special session on the LNG project.Walker's version of cooperation continues to be...


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