Friday, March 16, 2012

March 19 PA Environment Digest Now Available

March 19 PA Environment Digest now available.  Click Here to print this entire Digest.

Counties With 1,341 Marcellus Wells File With PUC To Adopt Drilling Fee
So far, seven counties with a total of 1,341 natural gas wells have formally filed their intent with the Public Utility Commission to adopt a drilling impact fee under the Act 13 Marcellus Shale Law.  
            The counties include: Butler (109 wells), Forest (6 wells), Lawrence (2 wells), Lycoming (473 wells), Perry (0 wells), Washington (560 wells) and Westmoreland (191 wells) counties.
            4,344 of the 4,982 producing Marcellus Shale wells in Pennsylvania are in just 11 counties: Bradford-1,008, Tioga-693, Washington-560, Lycoming- 473, Susquehanna-462, Greene-415, Westmoreland-191, Fayette-185, Clearfield-136, Armstrong-112 and Butler-109.
            For 2012, counties have until April 16 to adopt a drilling fee ordinance.            For more information, visit the PUC's Act 13 Drilling Fee and Drilling Fee Public Documents webpages.

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