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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
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 2:34:44 AM

we know the Pig Oil has politicians in the back pocket. Esp. in a state as heavily invested in oil as Louisiana.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 2:26:30 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!
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:05:04 PM

horizontal drilling is now commonplace
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VikingWoman
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:22:41 PM

I'm sure Louisiana needs more sinkholes and it appears these incentives will ensure drillers won't be responsible when property is swallowed up.
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melvindale
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 9:02:08 PM

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.
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bvrbill
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:55:29 PM

Every community needs to do what is right.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:55:22 PM


Horizontal tax exemption? Does that mean your income is exempt if you lie down on the job?
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southrob
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:50:53 PM

we need to drill
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BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:50:48 PM

It would be nice if they did that in Texas but with the boom going on Texas is raking in the taxes.
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SavALot
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:50:28 PM

Horizontal drilling on the horizon
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Gassed01
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:50:01 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.
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silverfox63
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:49:11 PM

Makes no sense at all.
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bhb2009
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:46:13 PM

jobs or robs
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bobdec
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:37:47 PM

Not good
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:36:45 PM

This is crazy
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:35:10 PM

hmmm that.
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Piggy1959
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:31:17 PM

I'm still not ready to move to Louisiana.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:30:44 PM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:29:02 PM

interesting...
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:27:46 PM

Interesting, i think
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:27:08 PM

K
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:25:37 PM

What a joke.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:25:33 PM

Meh . . .
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:25:21 PM

hmmm
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:22:03 PM

whatever
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:22:01 PM

Booo
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:20:44 PM

ok
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suzmar
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:19:10 PM

It makes sense to incentivize industries that create jobs and boost the economy.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:16:54 PM

The chamber of commerce hates all taxes and never met a subsidy they didn't like.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:16:22 PM

OK
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FortVancouver01
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:15:45 PM


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

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crmedic
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:14:23 PM

Works for me if it will lower my fuel prices!
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wayoung56
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:11:06 PM

Hmmm...
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dasimon
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:10:40 PM

Ok
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Lukus
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:09:33 PM

Oil and gas companies already are getting enough subsidies.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:08:38 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:04:04 PM

More welfare for big rich oil.
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mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:59:54 PM

why give more away...it benefits the business that is probalbly making a ton of cash already
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:57:09 PM

No
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SteveSeattle
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:54:50 PM

ok.
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weenerdog
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:52:47 PM

exempt consumers from taxes too
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Blue48
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:51:19 PM

OK!
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WIWalt
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:50:54 PM

I agree with AKmailman

How about a tax exemption for drivers ?
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jorod55
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:49:24 PM

If they want a tax break then they should be forced to give us a pump break.
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camel1
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:48:18 PM

do taxpayers really need to subsidize the oil industry?
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walkingtall
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:45:32 PM

Whatever it takes.
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Bearworld
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:45:07 PM

Less money from them and more money from us that seem really fair.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:40:55 PM

Big business should have someone reading the responses on this site. Maybe, just maybe, then they would have a change of heart.
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lolobond
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:39:45 PM

Another one.
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Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:36:41 PM

Doesn't Big Oil get enough tax breaks?
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