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AFPM comment on Washington tax proposal

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

AFPM president Charles T. Drevna issued the following statement responding to a proposal made Tuesday by Washington State Gov. Christine Gregoire to levy a US$ 1.50 fee on each barrel of oil refined in the state for transportation purposes.

‘Raising hidden taxes on the gasoline and diesel fuel that the people of Washington state rely on is the wrong idea at the wrong time, and will cause pain at the pump for everyone living in and travelling through the state,’ Drevna said. ‘In addition to hurting every state resident, raising energy taxes will make Washington state less attractive to businesses and to tourists, and could threaten jobs in the state. In these tough economic times, this is a sure fire way to make times even tougher.’

The NPRA will be officially altering its name to AFPM on 25th January 2012

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