State lawmakers in Alaska, Washington playing oil tax chicken by Rhonda McBride Monday, March 30, 2009 JUNEAU, Alaska -- Lawmakers in the House hope to send a strong message to Washington state, which is contemplating a tax of 37 cents a gallon on fuel delivered to Alaska. A bill was introduced Monday that would impose a surcharge on crude oil exported to states that tax fuel deliveries. Most of Alaska's crude is sent to refineries in Washington. If the measure passes a surcharge of more than $15 a barrel would be levied on producers of oil bound for those states. The idea is that the producers would pass that charge on to the customer. http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=10099295&nav=menu510_2 :starspin Don't mess w/ Alaska, you boneheads.