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Consultants Spar Over Alaska Gas Pipeline

Consultants who support Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski’s draft fiscal contract with a trio of producers that want to develop a pipeline to tap North Slope natural gas reserves held a press briefing Friday following a week when the deal came in for heavy criticism by consultants hired by the state legislature.

June 19, 2006

AK Lawmakers Fail to Agree on Producer Tax

Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski said Friday that he would meet with legislative leaders in the next few weeks before calling a second special session for lawmakers to consider an overhaul of the state’s petroleum production tax (PPT), the way the state taxes oil and gas producers.

June 12, 2006

AK Lawmakers Get Breather Before Returning to Producer Tax Debate

Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski said Friday that he would meet with legislative leaders in the next few weeks before calling a second special session for lawmakers to consider an overhaul of the state’s petroleum production tax (PPT), the way the state taxes oil and gas producers.

June 12, 2006

Murkowski Contract Draws Fire; Former Gov. Knowles Mounts Challenge

Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski last week introduced three bills intended to move forward his plan for a pipeline to tap the state’s vast natural gas reserves. Meanwhile, Democratic former governor Tony Knowles launched a bid for a third term and pledged, if elected, to undo Murkowski’s draft gas pipeline fiscal terms contract with a trio of producers that will build the pipe if the terms are to their liking.

June 5, 2006

AK Gas Contract Spawns Legislation, Criticism

Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski Wednesday introduced into the ongoing special legislative session three bills intended to advance ratification of a draft contract he negotiated with a trio of producers for development of the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline (see Daily GPI, May 26).

June 2, 2006

AK Lawmakers Returning to Production Tax Bill

Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski has put a revamp of the state’s oil and gas production taxes back on the plate of lawmakers, currently in special session to consider a fiscal contract with a trio of major producers for the development of the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline.

May 22, 2006

Revenue Meter Runs as AK Lawmakers Ponder Tax

A pipeline to move gas from the North Slope to Lower 48 markets is “key to Alaska’s future” and “an issue all Alaskans want resolved,” Gov. Frank Murkowski told a joint session of the state’s legislature Wednesday.

May 11, 2006

Alaska Producer Agreement Still Under Wraps

A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday to clarify a state superior court judge’s order that an agreement between Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski and major oil companies active in the state be released to the public.

May 9, 2006

Party That Fixes Energy Wins, Says VA Sen. Wagner

As his own state creeps toward allowing drilling off its shores, Sen. Frank Wagner (R-VA) called the nation’s energy woes a “winning issue” for politicians seeking to curry favor with voters.

May 8, 2006

Energy Is Hot Button Election Issue, Says VA Sen. Wagner

As his own state creeps toward allowing drilling off its shores, Sen. Frank Wagner (R-VA) called the nation’s energy woes a “winning issue” for politicians seeking to curry favor with voters.

May 2, 2006
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