More than a dozen experts and local officials came to Duke University in the spring of 2014 to discuss how they handled or are still managing key fiscal issues raised by shale oil and gas development. They were joined by experts on energy policy, economics, and law from across the United States, Duke University and North Carolina to discuss the roles local government, state policy-makers and industry play in helping communities manage shale development’s fiscal implications.
2014 Workshop Presentations:
- Revenues, costs, and net fiscal impacts for local governments associated with oil and gas development. Daniel Raimi, Associate in Research, Duke University Energy Initiative
- Balancing the revenues and costs associated with Eagle Ford development. Larry Dovalina, city manager, Cotulla, TX
- Balancing the revenues and costs associated with Bakken development. Shawn Kessel, city manager, Dickinson, ND
- Working with oil and gas operators in Western Colorado. Kirby Wynn, oil and gas liaison, Garfield County, CO
- Working with oil and gas operators in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Harlan Shober, county commissioner, Washington County, PA
This research was carried out at the Duke University Energy Initiative with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.