Philadelphia's share of 2012 Marcellus Shale impact fees: $1.3M

Nomac Drilling Corp.'s Matthew Brown (right) steadies a section of drill pipe as Richard Lane cleans it during operations in Bradford County, Pa.
Nomac Drilling Corp.'s Matthew Brown (right) steadies a section of drill pipe as Richard Lane cleans it during operations in Bradford County, Pa. (DANIEL ACKER / Bloomberg News, File)
Posted: June 14, 2013

Philadelphia will receive nearly $1.3 million of the $202.5 million collected last year from the Marcellus Shale impact fee, according to figures released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Disbursements to counties and municipalities, which declined slightly from 2011 because the price of natural gas dropped, are based on a combination of population and well-drilling activity. Montgomery County will receive $673,000; Bucks County, $525,000; Delaware County, $469,000, and Chester County, $422,000.

The largest shares are allotted to counties with the most drilling: Bradford County, $7.3 million; Washington County, $4.7 million; Tioga County, $4.4 million; Lycoming County, $4.4 million, and Susquehanna County, $4.2 million.

Lawrence Township in Clearfield County will receive the largest share of any municipality, $797,000. Cumberland Township in Greene County, which received the largest share last year, will get $787,000.

The fees on unconventional well drilling were included last year in Act 13, which the legislature enacted instead of a shale-gas severance tax.

More details on impactfee allocations are available on the PUC's website: http://bit.ly/196AlcB


Contact Andrew Maykuth at 215-854-2947, @Maykuth on Twitter or amaykuth@phillynews.com

 

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