Impact Fees

Pennsylvania Impact Fee Collections Down on Lower Natural Gas Prices

Pennsylvania Impact Fee Collections Down on Lower Natural Gas Prices

The impact fees paid by Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas producers in 2020 declined by $54 million year/year to about $146.3 million mainly because of lower natural gas prices, according to the state Public Utility Commision (PUC). Since the fees were enacted in 2012, operators have paid more than $2 billion to the PUC for distribution…

June 15, 2021
Pennsylvania Natural Gas Producers Paid Fewer Impact Fees in 2020 as Prices Tanked

Pennsylvania Natural Gas Producers Paid Fewer Impact Fees in 2020 as Prices Tanked

Lower natural gas prices and the mix of new and existing wells in Pennsylvania drove an estimated $55.9 million year/year decrease in the impact fees collected by natural gas producers in 2020, according to the latest figures from the state’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). Natural gas producers paid a projected $144.9 million in impact fees…

January 13, 2021
Pennsylvania 2018 Impact Fees Forecast to Set Record

Pennsylvania 2018 Impact Fees Forecast to Set Record

Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas producers are projected to pay $247 million in impact fees for 2018, or about 18% more than they did in 2017, according to the state’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO).

February 5, 2019

Pennsylvania Set to Collect Millions in Overdue Impact Fees After Court Ruling

Pennsylvania is preparing to collect a windfall from hundreds of shale gas wells and their operators after the state Supreme Court recently issued an opinion resolving a dispute over the definition of stripper wells that aren’t required to pay impact fees.

January 4, 2019