Omnibus

Pennsylvania Producer Impact Fees Nearly $203M in 2012

Pennsylvania Producer Impact Fees Nearly $203M in 2012

Natural gas producers in Pennsylvania have paid most of the $202.7 million owed under the drilling impact fee enacted under Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law.

May 15, 2013
EIA: Pennsylvania’s NatGas Production Rose 69% Despite Less Drilling

EIA: Pennsylvania’s NatGas Production Rose 69% Despite Less Drilling

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said natural gas production in Pennsylvania increased 69% in 2012, despite a reduction in drilling activity.

March 22, 2013
Pennsylvania Shale Gas Production Exceeded 2 Tcf in 2012

Pennsylvania Shale Gas Production Exceeded 2 Tcf in 2012

Natural gas production from unconventional sources in Pennsylvania hit a record 2.04 Tcf in 2012, as the state’s Marcellus/Utica shale gas for the first time edged ahead of the granddaddy Barnett Shale in Texas.

March 6, 2013

Pennsylvania’s New Auditor General to Probe DEP Over Shale

Pennsylvania’s new auditor general, Eugene DePasquale, will conduct a performance audit of the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) water testing and waste disposal programs to assess their effectiveness in regulating shale gas development.

January 18, 2013

Pennsylvania PUC Clarifies Issues Surrounding Impact Fees

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) voted unanimously on Thursday to clarify several portions of Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law, as to how it pertains to levying an unconventional natural gas drilling impact fee.

December 21, 2012

Pennsylvania DEP Issues Disclaimer After Production Data Hiccups

Following a few reporting snafus in its biannual oil and natural gas production report released in August, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has added a click-through disclaimer notice on the Marcellus Shale production section of its website noting that the agency “expressly disclaims any liability for errors or omissions related to the production data” contained within the reports.

November 15, 2012

Pennsylvania PUC Recalculates Some Impact Fee Payments

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) last week had taken down from its website a list of how impact fee revenue generated by Act 13, the state’s new omnibus Marcellus Shale law, was distributed to county and municipal governments.

October 29, 2012

Pennsylvania PUC Recalculates Some Impact Fee Payments

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) last week had taken down from its website a list of how impact fee revenue generated by Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law, was distributed to county and municipal governments.

October 29, 2012

Pennsylvania Township Ready to Amend Drilling Ordinance

One of the seven Pennsylvania municipalities that sued over the legality of Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law, is now considering changes to its local drilling ordinance to comply with the measure, a move intended to help it collect more than half a million dollars in impact fee revenue.

October 29, 2012

With Funds in Limbo, PA Township Signals Willingness to Amend Ordinance

One of the seven Pennsylvania municipalities that sued over the legality of Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law, is now considering changes to its local drilling ordinance to comply with the measure, a move intended to help it collect more than half a million dollars in impact fee revenue.

October 24, 2012
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