Marcellus Shale and Industry Risk Factors

by Tim Marshall 7. July 2011 10:09
Here in Western and Central Pennsylvania, we are reminded daily of the many and complex issues relating to developing the Marcellus Shale gas reserves. Evolving regulatory and legislative actions include environmental policy issues, disputes over regulatory jurisdiction, neighbor vs. neighbor conflicts, and the pending enactment of extraction taxes/impact fees.  The ever-increasing presence of energy companies such as Exxon emphasizes the high stakes and the fact that decisions that are made now can have a lifetime impact on our region’s development and quality of life. As we advise our clients here in Pennsylvania on Marcellus Shale issues, we are also taking into account conditions in the oil and gas industry at large. Risks in the oil and gas industry have never been more pronounced, and regulatory uncertainty and volatile oil and gas prices are at the top of the list. Spills, natural disasters and geopolitical issues have hit the industry in rapid succession over the past year, setting off a wave of regulatory intervention and soaring oil prices. To supplement our locally-based Marcellus knowledge, Urish Popeck professionals are supported by the national knowledge base of BDO’s Natural Resources practice.  They recently published the 2011 BDO Oil and Gas Risk Factor Report.  In it you will find the risk factors listed in the most recent SEC 10-K filings of the 100 largest publicly traded U. S. E&P companies.
Categories: Advisory

Tax Credit For Plug-In Electric Car

by Steven Sodini 30. June 2011 16:27
Interested in a plug-in electric car?? Uncle Sam wants to help you buy one. The income tax credit for a “new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle” was enacted as IRC § 30D by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (PL 110-343) and modified by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (PL 111-5). For each qualifying vehicle, a credit is allowed of $2,500 plus, for vehicles with at least five kilowatt hours (kwh) of rechargeable battery power, $417, plus $417 for each additional kwh above five, up to an additional credit of $5,000. [More]
Categories: Tax