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(a) Discuss the initial accounting for an ARO. (b) Discuss how an ARO affects the annual income statement for an oil and gas company (be specific).

(a) Discuss the initial accounting for an ARO.


(b) Discuss how an ARO affects the annual income statement for an oil and gas company (be specific).


(c) Brillo Oil Company has a balance in the ARO liability of $900,000 when the asset is decommissioned. Discuss the accounting for the settlement of the ARO if the actual cash required to settle the ARO is $950,000.

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