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Oil, natgas groups reaffirm commitment to public health, safety in Pennsylvania

July 29th, 2019|

In a letter sent to Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday (July 23), the Associated Petroleum Industries of Pa., Marcellus Shale Coalition, and Pa. Independent Oil & Gas Association presented science-based evidence that the groups said reflect the oil and natural gas industry’s commitment to preserving the environment, public health, and safety of Pennsylvania communities.

Westmoreland municipalities count on windfall from natural gas impact fee

July 7th, 2019|

For communities across Westmoreland County, Act 13 is the gift that keeps on giving. “I don’t know where we’d be without it,” Sewickley Township Supervisor Brian Merdian said. Of the 65 municipalities in Westmoreland County, Sewickley enjoyed the biggest increase in natural gas impact fee windfall this year — from $148,352 in 2018 to $256,013 in 2019.

PUC distributes nearly $252 million in impact fees; largest amount yet

June 27th, 2019|

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission today (June 27) posted detailed information about this year’s distribution of impact fees on unconventional natural gas wells – totaling $242,964,000 – on the PUC’s Act 13 website. Additionally, another $8,866,900 is being distributed to municipalities and counties where producer payments had been withheld during [...]

Speaker Turzai Issues Statement on Restore PA

June 6th, 2019|

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) on June 5 issued a comprehensive statement on Restore PA, Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan that proposes to place a severance tax on the natural gas industry. The statement appears in full below. Gov. Wolf’s Restore PA Plan Would More Likely [...]

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