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Chamber backs horizontal tax exemption

Acadiana Business -- The state of Louisiana allows for the suspension of severance taxes due on production from horizontal and deep wells through a two-year tax exemption or until payout of qualified costs, whichever comes first, and the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that it supports keeping the incentive in place.

In the mid-1990s the state Legislature approved a severance tax exemption for horizontal drilling in an effort to incentivise the use of that new technology. Proponents of the exemption stress that it provides economic incentives to drill capital-intensive oil and natural gas wells and to continue production from marginal wells. ..the incentive has resulted in a significant economic impact to the state of Louisiana, including the creation of more than 60,000 jobs that ha


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honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 5:34:44 AM

we know the Pig Oil has politicians in the back pocket. Esp. in a state as heavily invested in oil as Louisiana.
tomok
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 5:26:30 AM

Chamber backs horizontal tax exemption, whatever works the best to have more jobs for the state because there will be NO help from Sneekys administration. Just make sure the companies involved pay their fair share of taxes, etc.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
iFueler
Champion Author Durham

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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 2:05:04 AM

horizontal drilling is now commonplace
VikingWoman
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:22:41 AM

I'm sure Louisiana needs more sinkholes and it appears these incentives will ensure drillers won't be responsible when property is swallowed up.
melvindale
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 12:02:08 AM

Since the exemption was to get drillers to use the techniques, the exemption should be over with, as horizontal drilling is now used as much as it ever will and no tax increase will stop its use.
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:55:29 PM

Every community needs to do what is right.
jrsva
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:55:22 PM


Horizontal tax exemption? Does that mean your income is exempt if you lie down on the job?
southrob
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:50:53 PM

we need to drill
BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:50:48 PM

It would be nice if they did that in Texas but with the boom going on Texas is raking in the taxes.
SavALot
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:50:28 PM

Horizontal drilling on the horizon
Gassed01
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:50:01 PM

Jobs, but at tax payer expense. Governments everywhere. STOP THROWING OUR MONEY TO THE WIND! Let businesses stand on their own, make it easier to run businesses from a tax and paperwork perspective.
silverfox63
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:49:11 PM

Makes no sense at all.
bhb2009
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:46:13 PM

jobs or robs
bobdec
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:37:47 PM

Not good
Prodaddy
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:36:45 PM

This is crazy
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:35:10 PM

hmmm that.
Piggy1959
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:31:17 PM

I'm still not ready to move to Louisiana.
PrettyLittleLady
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:30:44 PM

Good for them.
MINIWINI598
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:29:02 PM

interesting...
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:27:46 PM

Interesting, i think
charg3rguy1991
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:27:08 PM

K
Spankster85
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:25:37 PM

What a joke.
bearzz
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:25:33 PM

Meh . . .
nwsynthetics
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:25:21 PM

hmmm
ramshot412
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:22:03 PM

whatever
KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:22:01 PM

Booo
BREW9
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:20:44 PM

ok
suzmar
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:19:10 PM

It makes sense to incentivize industries that create jobs and boost the economy.
jimmy544
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:16:54 PM

The chamber of commerce hates all taxes and never met a subsidy they didn't like.
WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:16:22 PM

OK
FortVancouver01
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:15:45 PM


No surprise since the Chamber has become the lobby arm for the industry.

crmedic
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:14:23 PM

Works for me if it will lower my fuel prices!
wayoung56
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:11:06 PM

Hmmm...
dasimon
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:10:40 PM

Ok
Lukus
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:09:33 PM

Oil and gas companies already are getting enough subsidies.
biza4u
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:08:38 PM

ok
OOXXFF
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:04:04 PM

More welfare for big rich oil.
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:59:54 PM

why give more away...it benefits the business that is probalbly making a ton of cash already
MadTraveler
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:57:09 PM

No
SteveSeattle
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:54:50 PM

ok.
weenerdog
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:52:47 PM

exempt consumers from taxes too
Blue48
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:51:19 PM

OK!
WIWalt
Champion Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:50:54 PM

I agree with AKmailman

How about a tax exemption for drivers ?
jorod55
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:49:24 PM

If they want a tax break then they should be forced to give us a pump break.
camel1
Champion Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:48:18 PM

do taxpayers really need to subsidize the oil industry?
walkingtall
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:45:32 PM

Whatever it takes.
Bearworld
Rookie Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:45:07 PM

Less money from them and more money from us that seem really fair.
hcivic
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:40:55 PM

Big business should have someone reading the responses on this site. Maybe, just maybe, then they would have a change of heart.
lolobond
All-Star Author New Orleans

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:39:45 PM

Another one.
Tekkersmom57
Champion Author Syracuse

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:36:41 PM

Doesn't Big Oil get enough tax breaks?
Lizzylou
Champion Author Stockton

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:34:49 PM

First I have ever heard of this "horizontal tax exemption"!!!
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