Sunday, January 6, 2013

Grounded Shell Rig Was Towed To Evade Alaska Tax

Safe mining set for WI. Safe drilling from the Arctic to the Gulf to your neighborhood fracking site.

And then, the real priorities kick in...

UPI reports the Shell Oil drilling rig aground in Alaska with 150,000 gallons of fuel on board was being towed to Seattle to evade a January 1 Alaska state tax obligation.

Details here:

"It's fair to say that the current tax structure related to vessels of the type influenced the timing of our departure. It would have cost Shell multiple millions to keep the rigs here," a Shell spokesman said.


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

It is odd how the trolls express uncritical belief that corporate entities will invariably act in the public good (when the economic incentives always point the other way) while government entities are always completely UNABLE to act in the public good.

Why, it's almost like they have ulterior motives in their comments!

nonquixote said...

Thanks James.

Anonymous said...

Should Wisconsin tax heavy mining equipment?

Perhaps when the iron ores been expended they can move the equipment to Illinois. :)