Seminole chief: No new oil, gas tax within tribal boundaries
January 20, 2021
WEWOKA, Okla. (AP) — The chief of the Seminole Nation said Wednesday the Oklahoma-based tribe has no current plans to tax oil and gas production on all land within its traditional reservation boundaries, a move that drew quick praise from the state's attorney general.
Chief Greg Chilcoat said in a statement the tribe has the authority to levy oil and gas production taxes on non-tribal producers operating wells on tribal trust and restricted lands, which has been existing policy.
"At this time, the Seminole Nation has not exerted taxation authority over nonmember oil and gas producers oper...