Tax Not Popular With Marcellus Shale Gas Industry

Citizen’s Voice By Elizabeth Skrapits Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget is a winner for the state Department of Environmental Protection and for economic development, but a tax on natural gas extraction included in the proposal is not popular with the Marcellus Shale gas industry. A major new source of revenue is a proposed severance tax […]

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Wolf says Pennsylvania severance tax ‘not a partisan idea’

Power Source By Laura Legere Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a tax on natural gas production in his budget Tuesday that would raise money for education and environmental protection programs, while maintaining funding for communities at roughly the same level they are expected to receive this year from the current Marcellus Shale impact fee. Mr. Wolf’s […]

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Tax On Shale-Gas Drillers Would Punish Industry, Turzai says

Trib Live By Brad Bumstead STEELTON — A 5 percent severance tax on shale gas drilling that Gov. Tom Wolf plans to announce would be punitive and would hurt a burgeoning industry in the long run, House Speaker Mike Turzai warned Monday. The Marshall Republican said he has not seen details of Wolf’s budget proposal, […]

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PennEast Won’t Pay Property Taxes in PA.

Morning Call By Scott Kraus Michelle Trivigno has been busy lately consulting tax tables. The Delaware Township, N.J., tax collector is trying to figure out the amount of tax revenue that will flow to the township each year if the $1 billion PennEast natural gas transmission line is built as planned in 2017. PennEast projects […]

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