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Impact fees from drilling rebounded in 2021 after pandemic slowdown

The increase in fee collections is largely due to recent increases in gas prices.

By Adriana Delagarza

Greene County went from bust to boom times with natural gas. Now, it’s nearly broke.

Nearly 10 years and more than 1,000 natural gas wells later, the county appears to be no better off financially than where it started,

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

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Updated: 2020-11-30 17:29:04

Bill heading to governor would relax environmental laws for conventional drillers

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office has said the bill “poses an undeniable risk to the health and safety of our citizens, the environment, and our public resources.”

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

The Refuge

By Fred Vigeant/WITF

Impact fees collected from gas drillers dropped in 2019

Pennsylvania collected about 20 percent less in impact fees from natural gas drillers last year than in 2018, according to the Public Utility Commission. 

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Driller Cabot Oil and Gas pulls out of talks in $5M suit against Dimock man

Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. sued Dimock resident Ray Kemble and his former lawyers in 2017, claiming they tried to extort the company through frivolous litigation.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Pennsylvania high court upholds old precedent in fracking

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled to uphold a legal principle that allows drillers to drain oil and natural gas from outside their property lines.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania gas drilling fee revenue slides in 2019

Lower prices for natural gas last year will mean a 21% drop in drilling fee revenue for Pennsylvania’s state programs and county and municipal governments.

By The Associated Press