01/11/13 - 8:34am
Although Buccaneer Oil had intended last fall to have moved the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence to oil and gas exploration sites in Cook Inlet, that the rig remained at the Homer Deep Water Dock as of Jan. 1 could mean a tidy tax payment to the city of Homer, Kenai Peninsula Borough and the South Peninsula Hospital Service Area. The borough collects tax payments on behalf of cities and service areas.
At 2012 mill rates based on the $68.5 million purchase price of the Endeavour, those entities could receive this amount:
■ $308,250, city of Homer, 4.5 mills;