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.
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 that our hospitals and our healthcare workers will be grappling with this pandemic into the foreseeable future. Now more than ever it is important that medical …
Statement from State Sen. Gene Yaw, Chairman of the PA Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are truly unprecedented times in our history — not just here in Pennsylvania, but across the nation.