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.