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BP to spend $1 billion in
Alaska’s North Slope

Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 6/2/2013 11:24:38 PM

WASHINGTON — BP is set to announce Monday that it will sink $1 billion into revving up crude production from Alaska’s declining North Slope, weeks after the state decided to give the oil industry a $750 million annual tax cut. The British oil giant plans to add two drilling rigs to its Prudhoe Bay field, bringing the count up to nine, the highest in about six years. New well work and drilling, along with upgrades of existing facilities, could support 200 new jobs, the company said. Separately, with the agreement of its working interest partners at Prudhoe Bay, including

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 6/2/2013 11:34:32 PM     (No. 9357294)

Shhh! Don´t let Obama or his latest nutball appointment Moniz find out.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: richwill, 6/2/2013 11:49:09 PM     (No. 9357299)

Key words: tax break, something a liberal cannot and will not understand. The Alaskans will benefit directly from the increased revenue, what a plan.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 6/2/2013 11:53:18 PM     (No. 9357304)

And why are there no American oil companies doing this?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: veritas, 6/3/2013 1:18:53 AM     (No. 9357343)

The Leftist ideological opposition to cutting the tax burdens on corporations is as inexplicable and wrong-headed as the media´s ignorance of basic math is discouraging.

The real beneficiary of lower corporate taxes [which should be zero!] is the consumer, because every dollar of tax is another dollar added to the price of the products and services the consumer buys.

Only gov´t, only politicians, benefit from taxes on corporations, because: a. they´re hidden from consumers; and b. many consumers are ill-informed, thinking that corporate taxes can burden corporations but not affect consumers´ costs.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 6/3/2013 2:02:54 AM     (No. 9357366)

I´m sure Obama though BP was dead from all the fines,penalties and payoffs from the Gulf spill. Imagine the shock when they have a billion to invest in a slope they probably thought was depleted.

I could be mistaken but this policy sounds like the opposite of Palin´s when she was governor.My guess is the Murkowskis are back to calling the shots up there.

There was a time where every Alaskan got a bonus check at the end of the year and if you were a native Eskimo,you got even more.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NotaBene, 6/3/2013 2:51:30 AM     (No. 9357373)

Increasing production is essential. Once the transAlaska pipeline stops pumping oil the contract says every bit of it must be removed (in the name of Caribou). If we dismantle the pipeline we will never be able to access the fabulous riches of Anwar. This if what our Commie compatriots seek.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 6/3/2013 4:00:30 AM     (No. 9357382)

I´m just going by memory, but I believe Palin gave massive tax cuts to Transcanada and a huge contract to build a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the Continental US. She pushed this through after recinding contracts with two other oil companies. They sat on their duffs and soaked up profits with tax advantages thinking they had a lock on the project. When they wouldn´t move on the project at competitive rates Sara pulled the plug.

Going by memory and not sure of details. Tax cuts put that money destined for the gummint cesspool into production and ultimately in the hands of people who go to work.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: daddy, 6/3/2013 6:13:46 AM     (No. 9357405)

Worth clicking on the ADN (Anchorage Daily News) to read the same story printed there. The Left wing commenters are furious that the Tax reduction scheme pushed through by Governor Parnell and the Repub´s seems to be bearing fruit.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 6/3/2013 7:54:10 AM     (No. 9357507)

FTA: "The new plan will tax oil production at a flat 35 percent rate, replacing an approach adopted under former Gov. Sarah Palin that started with a 25 percent base rate..."

And the left still hates the idea... Congratulations and thank you Gov. Parnell and Governor Palin for your foresight... seeing the wisdom in this policy for Alaska and the US... As North Dakota has followed suit with even lower rates...

One of the most picturesque drives up Pacific Coast Highway just north of Newport Beach to me is the few miles before Surfside with the huge crashing surf of the Pacific on one side and pumping oil rigs in the morning sunlight on the other...

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