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API of Penn. director speaks out about severance tax study

Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania’s (API-PA) Executive Director Stephanie Catarino Wissman laid out a new study that focused on the natural gas severance tax Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is trying to impose. This morning, Wissman conducted a press briefings on the recent study titled “The Economic Impacts of the Proposed Natural Gas Severance Tax in Pennsylvania.”  The study was conducted ...

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Wolf garners more opposition to plan replace drilling fee

HARRISBURG, Pa. — An organization of Pennsylvania’s municipalities is joining counties in opposing Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to replace a variable fee on Marcellus Shale natural gas wells with a flat annual payment to local governments in drilling areas. Tim Horner, president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, said Thursday that Wolf’s plan doesn’t let the fee grow ...

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Editorial: Gas tax can’t ignore prices

The trouble with Gov. Wolf’s natural-gas tax is that it wasn’t imposed five years ago. Thanks to the Rendell administration’s halfhearted support for a tax and the Corbett administration’s misguided opposition, Harrisburg slumbered — and schools and other services suffered — while the Marcellus Shale boomed. It’s Wolf’s misfortune to be attempting to address this failure in the midst of ...

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Marcellus Shale Coalition leader blasts severance tax

Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed severance tax threatens to smother Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry in its early years, Marcellus Shale Coalition president Dave Spigelmyer warned Tuesday. “I hate to think where Pennsylvania would have been the past six years if shale hadn’t been here,” Mr. Spigelmyer said at a Times-Tribune editorial board meeting Tuesday ahead of the coalition’s meeting in Wilkes-Barre. ...

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Counties seek to keep impact fee on shale wells

HARRISBURG, Pa. — An organization of Pennsylvania’s county commissioners is lining up against Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to replace a fee on Marcellus Shale natural gas wells with a flat annual payment to the same recipients, primarily governments where wells are hosted. Keeping the three-year-old impact fee is a top priority of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, its executive ...

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Marcellus well activity

Activity in the Marcellus Shale formation located in Ohio and Pennsylvania is still going strong.  However, an issue that is still causing an uproar regarding the Marcellus Shale is Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s natural gas severance tax. Many have voiced their opinions regarding Wolf’s decision to set in place a severance tax on natural gas operations, and the tax has ...

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