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11.24.20

Let's not allow COVID to affect our natural gas sector

As the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's budget suffers from decreased revenues owing to COVID-19's curtailment of business activity, I fear Gov. Wolf will attempt to fill this shortfall through additional taxes on Marcellus Shale gas.
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11.14.20

More taxes will impede Marcellus Shale production

As the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s budget suffers from decreased revenues owing to COVID-19’s curtailment of business activity, I fear Gov. Wolf will attempt to fill this shortfall through additional taxes on Marcellus Shale gas.
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10.21.20

OP-ED: Natural gas: Let's keep the power on

There is no question that natural gas development in Pennsylvania has led to local, state, and national benefits. Second in the level of production in the United States, Pennsylvania’s natural...
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10.20.20

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 20, 2020

Stop the severance tax. Pennsylvania's marketed natural gas production, primarily from the Marcellus Shale, reached almost 7 trillion cubic feet in 2019, making us the second-largest natural gas producer after Texas.
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09.22.20

Partnerships with Local Industries Critical to Support Medical Workers During COVID-19

The coronavirus has disrupted our normal lives for longer than anyone expected.While states are transitioning away from stay-at-home orders and returning to some sense of ordinary life, it appears tha...
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07.01.20

PA World Leader In Gas Production

Statement from State Sen. Gene Yaw, Chairman of the PA Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee
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06.20.20

$15.4 Million in Impact Fees To Go To Pennsylvania's 68th District

State representative Clint Owlett announced today that $15.4 million dollars in natural gas impact fees are coming back to the counties and municipalities in Pennsylvania's 68th district. This includes Bradford, Potter and Tioga counties.
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06.19.20

Communities to get drilling impact fee money

The city will receive nearly $447,000 in natural gas drilling impact fees to use on street reconstruction and other projects related to damages caused by drilling in the Marcellus Shale play, state officials said.
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06.18.20

Pa. municipalities to see 20% less in shale gas payouts, following last year's price drop

This year's collected fees clock in at just over $200 million, more than 20% lower than last year's record total of $252 million.
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06.18.20

Bedford, Somerset Counties to receive over $101K from Marcellus Shale impact fees

Republican state Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar, Mike Reese and Matthew Dowling, all representing parts of Somerset County, report that municipalities in Somerset and Bedford counties will receive part of $101,621.
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06.18.20

County to receive $156,000 in shale impact fees

The Public Utility Commission said Wednesday it expects to get the go-ahead next month from the state Treasury Department to distribute more than $200 million from the 2019 collection of impact fees levied on natural gas producers through the state's Act 13 program.
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06.18.20

McKean County to receive more than $350K in natural gas impact fees

McKean County is set to receive $358,244.98 in impact fees from natural gas producers, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission announced Wednesday. In addition, the county received $34,606.99 in Marcellus Legacy Fund disbursements.
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06.10.20

Focus on pro-growth economic recovery

These are truly unprecedented times in our history — not just here in Pennsylvania, but across the nation.
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05.13.20

Jeff Kupfer: More taxes, covid-19 could cripple Pa. shale

Each day brings more evidence of the economic wrecking ball unleashed by the coronavirus. And as the country deals with the crisis, that wrecking ball continues to generate big holes in government budgets. Pennsylvania, of course, is no exception. Gov. Tom Wolf recently estimated that the state could face a $5 billion deficit this year. And while some measure of additional federal aid seems likely, it’s unclear how much it will be or when it will arrive.
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04.26.20

Severance Tax? Don't Even Think About It, Governor Wolf!

Sadly, as Pennsylvania gets back up and running after the virus, the pressure will grow, yet again, for a new severance tax on top of the one we have now.
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