Daily Archives: January 13, 2012

1.12.2012 Perkins Coie’s Daily Alaska Oil & Gas

‎1.12.2012 Perkins Coie’s Daily Alaska Oil & Gas http://ow.ly/8siKL (permalink). Today’s lead, “(Alaska Revenue Commissioner Brian) Butcher: Oil tax reform aims for “sweet spot.” For more news, see the “Daily Articles & News” column (lower right side) at https://bgkeithley.com/. Daily headlines and links from Upstream Online, Oil & Gas Journal, Petroleum Economist, Platt’s, LNG World News, Fuel Fix, plus.

Some Thoughts on Judge Gleason’s Recent Decision on TAPS Life

I was the speaker at this week’s Thursday morning meeting of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance.  The subject was Judge Gleason’s recent decision on TAPS — what the decision says, and more importantly does not say.  Since its issuance, the decision has been the subject of a great deal of political spin.  See, e.g., Paskvan says court ruling shows bright future for Alaska oil development,” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Dec. 31, 2011.  I believe the spin is unfounded and explained why in the Alliance presentation.  The slide deck from the presentation is here.