PHILIP Daniel and others
Rubrique:Economie et politique de l’énergie
Titre Ouvrage:How Should Shale Gas Extraction Be Taxed?
Édition:IMF Working Paper Fiscal Affairs Department
This paper suggests that the environmental and commercial features of shale gas extraction do not warrant a significantly different fiscal regime than recommended for conventional gas. Fiscal policies may have a role in addressing some environmental risks (e.g., greenhouse gases, scarce water, local air pollution) though in some cases their net benefits may be modest. Simulation analyses suggest, moreover, that special fiscal regimes are generally less important than other factors in determining shale gas investments (hence there appears little need for them), yet they forego significant revenues.