Daily Archives: September 5, 2013

The Alaska OCS and State Fiscal Policy (from the September 2013 Alaska Business Monthly)

September 2013 Alaska Business MonthlyIn addition to pieces on this page and elsewhere, I write what began as a bi-monthly, and now has evolved into a monthly, column on oil, gas and fiscal policy issues for the Alaska Business Monthly.  The following piece was originally published in the September 2013 print edition and is available online here.

Sometimes state officials and other proponents argue that oil tax reform is needed to keep the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) operational “until” oil from Shell Oil Company’s Chukchi Sea or other Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) projects come online in the 2020s.

The implication is that Continue reading