Sullivan Promotes Proposed Oil Tax Changes

Tuesday, State Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan told the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce the Parnell administration wants to get throughput on the Trans Alaska Pipeline up to a million barrels a day within a decade. He was promoting the administration’s proposed oil tax changes. Sullivan says Alaska is simply not being included in what is actually now a very robust expansion of the industry

Senator Joe Paskvan, who co-chairs the state Senate resources committee, has been pressing the state for a more complete accounting of the impact of Alaska’s tax system on industry. He says he’s getting closer to numbers needed for a better understanding and debate of the tax issue.

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

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