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BP to pay Alaska $255M for lost oil production

AP -- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A subsidiary of London-based BP PLC has been ordered to pay the state of Alaska $255 million for royalties the state lost because of production shutdowns after two North Slope oil spills in 2006 and a subsequent pipeline replacement project.
A three-member arbitration panel unanimously ordered BP (Exploration) Alaska Inc. to pay the state $245 million, plus another $10 million in fines, by Dec. 3. The panel heard the case over four weeks last May and June in Anchorage, and reached its decision Oct. 31, the state said in a release Thursday announcing the award.
The amount of the settlement cannot be appealed.
"We're absolutely pleased with the result," Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty said.
He described it as "a win for all Alaskans, and we look forward to


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Submitted Nov 09, 2012 By: mastermariner
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NedW
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 2:54:11 AM

That will have to be passed on to the consumer somehow. But, I understand the sentiment.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 2:29:12 AM

not nearly enough
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 12:06:46 PM

BP must have a vice president in charge of fines.
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millerin
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 8:13:51 AM

interesting
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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 6:27:10 PM

Will BP just pass the fine on to consumers?
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nsdp
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 4:59:01 PM

There is a lesson to be learned from this. Pipelines don't last forever and some time soon the entire Alyeska Line will need to be replaced from Barrow to Valdez. Who is going to front the $65 billion to replace it? Until you have that answer there is no point drilling there.
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 4:41:58 PM

Interesting!
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Jebeahm
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:59:36 PM

Should be double
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CocoPaz
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:39:13 PM

I don;t have stock in BP and am wondering how their stock prices are affected by something like this. Going down, I suppose.

We are praying for those of you on the East Coast.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:37:46 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:01:01 AM

Whew, glad this is done with ;)
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:43:20 AM

ouch
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:37:52 AM

wow
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:30:10 AM

charladan, Excellent point!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:25:28 AM

Wow! I didn't know you could sue for that.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:24:36 AM

I wonder what the State of Alaska will be using their new found money for.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:24:07 AM

BP is still paying off claims from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. STOP BUYING BP!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:20:33 AM

We all pay in the end
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:19:31 AM

Something to think about
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:16:20 AM

How is BP still in business
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:14:39 AM

I agree MattyMattMatt, this does sound like a shakedown. Not only did BP have to clean up the spill and build a new pipeline (at their expense) they also didn't pump any oil and were out the revenue of selling it; however, in the infinite wisdom of the courts, they would have owed Alaska royalties if they had been able to make any money, so pay up. Ridiculous.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:09:21 AM

more money into the dividend program
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:08:41 AM

Interesting, but the consumer will actually pay
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:08:41 AM

Great, but we know who eventually pays the bill.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:08:30 AM

Slap on the wrist.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:07:44 AM

another cost of doing business passed on to the user
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:07:14 AM

Don't buy gas from BP or you'll be paying for this.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:06:24 AM

Hope it goes to the right people in Alaska.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:05:55 AM

Good for Alaska,not good for the rest of us. They will pass the fines to us at the pump.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:05:43 AM

you gotta watch BP
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:05:30 AM

That's alot of bucks
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:05:17 AM

What a deal...
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:03:43 AM

Money for nothing, kicks for free.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:03:39 AM

About time BP pays up.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:03:16 AM

Alaska
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:02:28 AM

Sounds like a shake down to me. Exactly what the federal government did to BP with the gulf oil spill. Getting money back for lost oil production because of an oil spill. I would think that cleaning up the oil spill would take precedence over the continuing production of oil thus making the oil spill even worse.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:01:26 AM

This is a very odd award.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:01:19 AM

Pocket change...
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:58:51 AM

Why?
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:58:23 AM

so then what
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:58:07 AM

Good for them
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:56:53 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:56:16 AM

Hmmm...
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:56:14 AM

Obama should be fined millions also for this country's lost oil production.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:56:13 AM

Go gettem... AK
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:55:54 AM

Chump change for BP!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:53:57 AM

Short on money, just beat up BP.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:53:49 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:52:33 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:52:25 AM

Interesting penalty, now does this mean the final production BP should not have to pay the royalties. to the tune of $255M pay.

[Edited by: packards42 at 11/9/2012 9:53:38 AM EST]
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