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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 [...]

PA House speaker unveils eight bill package of legislation focusing on creating jobs and redeveloping infrastructure

April 30th, 2019|

Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) joined legislators and members of Local 66 on April 29 to unveil “Energize PA,” a package of eight bills that he said creates jobs and will redevelop infrastructure with no additional fees or taxes. The package of bills include: HB 1100 - Rep. [...]

PIOGA Spring Meeting: Exploring solutions for continued industry expansion

March 20th, 2019|

Thanks to the prolific Marcellus and Utica shales, Pennsylvania has quickly become the nation’s No. 2 natural gas producer over the past decade. That success, however, overshadows threats and concerns: how to provide natural gas to markets that are underserved or constrained, regulations that place an undue burden on the [...]

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