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Tariff fight resurrects dispute over Alaska pipeline's life expectancy

alaskadispatch.com -- A complex regulatory battle is brewing over how much money the owners of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline charge to ship crude, one that raises questions about Gov. Sean Parnell's push to slash billions of dollars in oil taxes.

..the state's legal team cites information..in a recent lawsuit against the oil companies.. Municipalities like the Fairbanks North Star Borough argued in recent years that BP and others were understating the life of the pipeline in order to reduce its assessed value and the property taxes they pay.

State Senate President Gary Stevens has urged Alaskans to be wary of the oil industry's claims when opposing major tax breaks.
..the judge in the 1997 Amerada Hess ruling found the oil companies guilty of "deliberate falsification" of records to reduce their state


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Submitted Aug 11, 2012 By: teafortwo
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:01:19 PM


How nice to see that the industry tucks it to both us and state govt. by any and all means possible!

More bull fm. the Texas industry shill to justify an industry that lies, cheats, and steals from all of us. How much do they pay him for spouting so much misinformation here?
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:16:55 PM

Ah yes, the usual political corruption. But then, this is Alaska.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:14:30 AM

Lower tax rates = increased productivity = more tax revenue. It's been proven time and time again. Problem is liberals like to use taxation as a punitive measure.
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humblepie
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when eco nazi's become extinct, the world will be
a much happier place
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KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:37:49 AM

I say tax the oil companies as much as possible. I still think they should be subject to a corporate windfall tax. Or we could just name it what it really is, a corporate scumbag tax.
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OWENALOTT
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:31:35 AM

K
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jethro5000
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:22:06 AM

Sarah Palin didn't have these problems...
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2parrots
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:11:07 AM

Now there is a costly combination, lawyers & big oil.
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:00:06 AM

Done at possible expense to the consumer.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:49:44 PM

Hmm...
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:46:19 PM

Yeah!
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10k
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:45:18 PM

git 'em alaska..
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:44:27 PM

That's ridiculous
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jrschl
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:40:17 PM

Lining their pockets at the consumers' expense. I am for making money but not through swindling.
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liao
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:40:08 PM

They have to be watched.
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bobdec
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:37:56 PM

Do not let them get away with this
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:36:57 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:36:56 PM

This argument will take some time too complete. The more time means more money. That is not good.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:36:42 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:32:07 PM

we hate em but they pay our bills
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rabbit1976
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:31:41 PM

the lawyers are on there way
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:31:02 PM

Really!
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Here come da lawyers.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:28:49 PM

they are sick people
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rabbit1976
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They are sick people
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:24:53 PM

Ya
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:23:17 PM

if they play with figures to save on taxes... fine the bejesus out of them... and jail the execs!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:23:02 PM

Can't we all just get along?
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:22:01 PM

I can't believe they are cheating.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:18:35 PM


It is also likely the pipeline operator is understating the flow of crude to reduce tax payments to the state and municipalities! Nothing like this "ethical" industry!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:17:51 PM

oooooh boy.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:17:36 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:17:26 PM

Make export expensive enough & they will end up selling more for less in the USA.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:16:58 PM

Don't let them get away with this.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:16:18 PM

Now who would think the oil industry would do such a thing??? Gotcha!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:15:19 PM

ok
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Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:14:28 PM

We end up paying.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:13:16 PM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:12:52 PM

Nothing new! Just like with Obama, nothing changed, nothing new. You're so right tedjm1.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:12:23 PM

Either way, the consumer will pay more.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:10:57 PM

Both sides of the equation do similar deeds.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:10:40 PM

ok
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:10:26 PM


More examples of the BIG GREED industry caught with their pants down as they lie for profit.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:09:56 PM

thanks for the post
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They will pay, they will pay.....
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It will not change the appetite for speculator.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:08:50 PM

big oil doesn't want to loose out on big profits
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Nothing new here.
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money money and more money..
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ok
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