Avoiding a state tax was "a consideration" in Shell's (RDS.A, RDS.B) decision to move the Kulluk...

|By:, SA News Editor
Avoiding a state tax was "a consideration" in Shell's (RDS.A, RDS.B) decision to move the Kulluk drilling rig out of Alaska waters but it was "not among the main drivers," the company says, as needed maintenance required the rig's transport. But the amount of Shell's possible reimbursement to the U.S. government for some expenses related to the recovery could exceed the ~$6M it might have saved in taxes.