Alaska's oil company owned legislature
By Ray Metcalfe
April 21, 2017
According to ConocoPhillips' unaudited report, they were netting over $17 per barrel from last quarter's Alaska production. The way things work on the North Slope, If Conoco was making $17 so was BP and Exxon. I have studied international oil tax policies for over thirty years. I highly doubt that BP, Conoco, or Exxon can point to another country that lets them keep more than $5 per barrel in today's market. It is a fact BP, Conoco, and Exxon produce oil in exchange for cost plus $1 profit per barrel in several countries.
Last quarter Alaska produced about 46 million barrels. Had we kept $12 of the $17 and let them keep $5, they would have cried all the way to the bank, and continued producing. Alaska would have received an additional $550 million for the quarter. Four quarters of the same would add up to $2.2 Billion. Passing an income tax will take the pressure off of our oil company owned legislature to get your rightful share of profits from our state owned oil.
About: "Ray Metcalfe is the former legislator/whistle blower who exposed VECO Owner Bill Allen for bribing several legislators to vote against higher oil taxes."
Received April 21, 2017 - Published April 21, 2017
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