Are Windfall Taxes the Answer to High Energy Prices?

Posted: June 3, 2022
Category: News Pulse

RP Weekly Recap | May 27 – June 3


Many oil and gas companies are profiting greatly from the current high price of oil, something that upsets the millions of people who are suffering from higher than average energy prices. While U.S. oil and gas companies are enjoying high profits which they are using to provide solid returns to investors, the U.S. government looks to cut into those profits and provide relief for consumers. While the U.S. considers a windfall tax for companies within the country, the U.K. goes ahead with a 25% windfall tax on the profits of oil and gas companies. The money generated from the tax will be used to support a $19 billion fund used to assist low-income households struggling with the recent spike in costs of living, particularly energy costs. Check out this story and more in this week’s recap of all things happening in oil and gas!

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