Category Archives: TAPS

ANS Production – August 2008

Notes: 1    Prudhoe Bay, Midnight Sun, Aurora, Polaris, Borealis, Orion 2    Kuparuk, West Sak, Tobasco, Tarn, Meltwater, Palm, Oooguruk 3    Milne Point, Schrader Bluff, Sag River 4    Endicott, Sag Delta, Eider, Includes approximately 33,000 barrels per day of Prudhoe Bay … Continue reading

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Alaska North Slope Oil Production

From the State of Alaska Department of Revenue.  This is weekly oil production from the north slope, as measured at Pump Station 1 (the beginning of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline).  The black line is the FY 2009 predicted production for state … Continue reading

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Heavy Oil – The Future of Crude Oil is Syrup

As world production of light sweet crude oil declines, everyone is looking at “unconventional” oil sources to take up the slack.  “Unconventional” includes sources like heavy oil (warm thick goop), cold oil (cold thick goop), oil sands (thick goop mixed … Continue reading

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Alaska’s oil taxes – PPT becomes ACES (Part 1)

Several people have asked about how Alaska taxes the oil companies that produce in the state. It’s a complicated, jury-rigged system. Here’s my best attempt to explain it.

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TAPS at 30

A highly biased article, but interesting to show that “spin” can be hard to detect. While TAPS has withstood earthquakes and floods, it hasn’t withstood bombing and drunks shooting at it with high-powered rifles (TAPS 400 Bullet Spill). And despite … Continue reading

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