Gas prices, other factors indicate changes in North American/shale play fiscal systems

Jerry KepesPFC EnergyWashington, DCBarry RodgersRodgers Oil & Gas ConsultingEdmontonPedro van MeursVan Meurs Corp.Nassau, BahamasThis article provides the highlights of an extensive 450-page study that sets out detailed investor favorability ratings and descriptions of 188 North American oil and gas fiscal systems in 35 jurisdictions (10 Canadian provinces and 25 US states).A special rating of shale plays taking technical as well as fiscal factors into account is included. These ratings will assist investors in identifying profitable opportunities across North America because the study demonstrates how favorable royalty and tax terms are an important factor in making high cost and unc...

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