26 U.S. Code § 43 - Enhanced oil recovery credit
For purposes of section 38, the enhanced oil recovery credit for any taxable year is an amount equal to 15 percent of the taxpayer’s qualified enhanced oil recovery costs for such taxable year.
For purposes of this subsection, the term “reference price” means, with respect to any calendar year, the reference price determined for such calendar year under section 45K(d)(2)(C).
The term “inflation adjustment factor” means, with respect to any calendar year, a fraction the numerator of which is the GNP implicit price deflator for the preceding calendar year and the denominator of which is the GNP implicit price deflator for 1990. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term “GNP implicit price deflator” means the first revision of the implicit price deflator for the gross national product as computed and published by the Secretary of Commerce. Not later than April 1 of any calendar year, the Secretary shall publish the inflation adjustment factor for the preceding calendar year.
A project shall not be treated as a qualified enhanced oil recovery project unless the operator submits to the Secretary (at such times and in such manner as the Secretary provides) a certification from a petroleum engineer that the project meets (and continues to meet) the requirements of subparagraph (A).
For purposes of determining qualified enhanced oil recovery costs, rules similar to the rules of section 49(a)(1), section 49(a)(2), and section 49(b) shall apply.
For purposes of this section, immiscible non-hydrocarbon gas displacement shall be treated as a tertiary recovery method under section 193(b)(3).
Any deduction allowable under this chapter for any costs taken into account in computing the amount of the credit determined under subsection (a) shall be reduced by the amount of such credit attributable to such costs.
For purposes of this subtitle, if a credit is determined under this section for any expenditure with respect to any property, the increase in the basis of such property which would (but for this subsection) result from such expenditure shall be reduced by the amount of the credit so allowed.
An election under paragraph (1) for any taxable year may be made (or revoked) at any time before the expiration of the 3-year period beginning on the last date prescribed by law for filing the return for such taxable year (determined without regard to extensions).
For inflation adjustment of certain items in this section, see Internal Revenue Notices listed in a table below.
A prior section 43 was renumbered section 32 of this title.
Another prior section 43 was renumbered section 37 of this title.
2005—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 109–58 substituted “section 45K(d)(2)(C)” for “section 29(d)(2)(C)”.
Subsec. (c)(5). Pub. L. 109–135 reenacted heading without change and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “For purposes of paragraph (1)(D)—
“(1) In general.—The term ‘Alaska natural gas’ means natural gas entering the Alaska natural gas pipeline (as defined in section 168(i)(16) (determined without regard to subparagraph (B) thereof)) which is produced from a well—
“(A) located in the area of the State of Alaska lying north of 64 degrees North latitude, determined by excluding the area of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (including the continental shelf thereof within the meaning of section 638(1)), and
“(B) pursuant to the applicable State and Federal pollution prevention, control, and permit requirements from such area (including the continental shelf thereof within the meaning of section 638(1)).
“(2) Natural gas.—The term ‘natural gas’ has the meaning given such term by section 613A(e)(2).”
2004—Subsec. (c)(1)(D). Pub. L. 108–357, § 707(a), added subpar. (D).
Subsec. (c)(5). Pub. L. 108–357, § 707(b), added par. (5).
2000—Subsec. (c)(1)(C). Pub. L. 106–554 inserted “(as defined in section 193(b))” after “expenses” and struck out “under section 193” after “allowable”.
Amendment by Pub. L. 109–58 applicable to credits determined under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for taxable years ending after Dec. 31, 2005, see section 1322(c)(1) of Pub. L. 109–58, set out as a note under section 45K of this title.
Provisions relating to inflation adjustment of items in this section for certain years were contained in the following:
2015—Internal Revenue Notice 2015–64.
2014—Internal Revenue Notice 2014–64.
2013—Internal Revenue Notice 2013–50.
2012—Internal Revenue Notice 2012–49.
2011—Internal Revenue Notice 2011–57.
2010—Internal Revenue Notice 2010–72.
2009—Internal Revenue Notice 2009–73.
2008—Internal Revenue Notice 2008–72.
2007—Internal Revenue Notice 2007–64.
2006—Internal Revenue Notice 2006–62.
2005—Internal Revenue Notice 2005–56.
2004—Internal Revenue Notice 2004–49.
2003—Internal Revenue Notice 2003–43.
2002—Internal Revenue Notice 2002–53.
2001—Internal Revenue Notice 2001–54.
2000—Internal Revenue Notice 2000–51.
1999—Internal Revenue Notice 99–45.
1998—Internal Revenue Notice 98–41.
1997—Internal Revenue Notice 97–39.
1996—Internal Revenue Notice 96–41.
Written determinations for this section
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- Enhanced Oil Recovery Credit : 2009-02-06
- Enhanced Oil Recovery Credit : 2006-08-25
- Enhanced Oil Recovery Credit : 2006-07-07
- Enhanced Oil Recovery Credit : 2006-03-10
- Tertiary Recovery Method : 2005-11-18
- Tertiary Recovery Method : 2005-10-28
- Significant Expansion : 2005-09-02
- Tertiary Recovery Method : 2005-03-18
- Enhanced Oil Recovery Credit : 2004-07-02
- Tertiary Injectant Expenses : 2002-11-15
- Tertiary Injectants See Also 4993.02-00 et seq. : 2002-11-15
- Qualified Enhanced Oil Recovery Project : 2002-07-05
- Qualified Enhanced Oil Recovery Costs : 2000-07-14
- Tertiary Recovery Method : 2000-07-07
- Tertiary Recovery Method : 1999-11-19
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