Annual Institute on Mineral Law


This outline will discuss current issues in connection with the Louisiana severanc. tax on crude oil and condensate. First, the law governing this severance tax area will be presented together with the current regulations as promulgated by the Louisiana Department of Revenue. Second, background information will be provided concerning disputes that have arisen in this area going back to the mid-to-late 1990s. Third, the outline will present proposals put forth by the Louisiana Department of Revenue to amend both the statutes and the regulations concerning various issues involved in the severance tax, among them valuation, the transportation deduction, and payout of well costs.