Taxes

State Data Show Everything is Bigger in Texas, Including Natural Gas Taxes

State Data Show Everything is Bigger in Texas, Including Natural Gas Taxes

Texas’ natural gas production tax garnered $413 million for the state in May, representing a 216% year/year increase and an all-time high for the levy, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts said Wednesday. The state took in $595 million from its oil production tax in May, up 64% year/year, the Texas Comptroller’s office added. Much…

June 3, 2022
For Canada’s Natural Gas and Oil Producers, Federal Budget’s CCUS Tax Incentives Fall Short

For Canada’s Natural Gas and Oil Producers, Federal Budget’s CCUS Tax Incentives Fall Short

The Canadian government made a commitment Thursday to help cover expenses of reducing industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by providing investment tax credits for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). The 2022 federal budget plan presented by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland set CCUS tax credit rates of 60% for direct air capture systems, 50% for…

April 8, 2022
Permian, Eagle Ford Counties and School Districts Top Texas Property Tax Receipt Rankings

Permian, Eagle Ford Counties and School Districts Top Texas Property Tax Receipt Rankings

Texas’ oil and natural gas industry paid $15.8 billion in state and local taxes and state royalties in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, with school districts and counties in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale the top beneficiaries, according to the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA). “Despite an incredibly difficult two years, the Texas…

January 14, 2022
Alberta E&P Taxes to Decline on Government Response to Covid-19

Alberta E&P Taxes to Decline on Government Response to Covid-19

Alberta natural gas and oil producers predict their annual taxes will drop by C$85 million ($64 million) thanks to provincial and municipal reductions announced Monday as a response to the Covid-19 andemic. The relief program for exploration and production (E&P) companies cuts levies on wells, drilling equipment, pipelines and industrial property for three years. While…

October 20, 2020
Colorado Oil, Natural Gas Regulator Raises Mill Levy to Balance Budget Amid Pandemic

Colorado Oil, Natural Gas Regulator Raises Mill Levy to Balance Budget Amid Pandemic

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has adopted a mill levy rate increase in order to balance its budget amid revenue shortfalls caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent downturn in commodity pricing. Mill levies, the regulator’s main source of revenue, are property taxes whose rates are expressed in mills, which are equal…

August 4, 2020

Texas Natural Gas, Oil Industry in FY2019 Generated $16B-Plus in Taxes and Royalties

The natural gas and oil industry in Texas paid more than $16 billion last year in combined state/local taxes and in royalties, the highest in history, according to the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA).

January 16, 2020
Ballot Initiative to Raise Oil, Gas Taxes Moves Ahead in Alaska

Ballot Initiative to Raise Oil, Gas Taxes Moves Ahead in Alaska

Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer certified a ballot initiative last week that would end certain tax credits for oil and natural gas production in the state’s most prolific regions, and effectively increase tax rates.

October 21, 2019
Oklahoma Reportedly Lost $1.5B in Oil, Gas Revenue During Downturn

Oklahoma Reportedly Lost $1.5B in Oil, Gas Revenue During Downturn

A slowdown in oil and gas activity in Oklahoma between late 2014 and late 2016 created a $1.5 billion, or 15.4%, loss in total state tax revenue, according to a report released last month by the State Chamber of Oklahoma.

April 1, 2019

Pennsylvania Governor Targeting NatGas Industry for Only Tax Increase in Budget Plan

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday in the final budget address of his first term again called on a joint session of the General Assembly “to do the right thing” and pass a proposal to implement a severance tax on natural gas production.

February 6, 2018

Debate on Energy Issues Expected as Tax Reform Heads to Conference

With comprehensive tax reform winning passage in the Republican-controlled Senate on Saturday, lawmakers in the House, where the GOP also holds sway, are preparing to hold conference committee talks to iron out differences, including on energy issues, between bills passed in the House and Senate.

December 4, 2017
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