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Don't reduce oil taxes

Posted: April 2, 2012 - 11:05pm

The oil “tax” that is the price paid for our oil should not go down, and here’s why:

Oil companies are already making big profits in Alaska, and we are quite competitive with other sources.

SEC filings by Conoco Phillips show they make $6.50 profit per barrel in the Lower 48. They make $9.40 per barrel profit outside the U.S., and $19 profit per barrel in Alaska. The new contracts they have negotiated with Iraq and Russia give them between $1.90-$2.50 per barrel (depending on the exchange rate and other factors).

The oil companies are spending a lot of money deliberately lying to the public.

Don Poling

Haines

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