Donald Trump’s Plans for Fracking Industry

Now that Americans have elected Donald Trump into office, we can expect American oil and gas production to surge. Going by his campaign promises, Americans will see more fracking, more pipelines, and no carbon tax. Trump has promised to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would curtail carbon dioxide emissions from power plants — […]

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Required Information For An Oil And Gas Royalty Statement

In 2013, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a law that requires Oil and Gas producers to provide a minimum amount of information related to Oil and Gas production and royalties (e.g., the amount of gas produced, the selling price, and other related information). That information includes: A name, number or combination of name and number that […]

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Tom Wolf’s Severance Tax Political Disaster Part II

naturalgasnow.org by Charles A. Schliebs Rather than the Wolf Administration reaching out to the industry to create a solution to the severance tax issue that can appropriately provide funding to the state and its future budgets in a fair and reasonable manner (as suggested in our last issue), for some inexplicable reason, the Wolf Administration not […]

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Wolf’s severance tax would set a minimum value on gas produced

philly.com By Andrew Maykuth Gov. Wolf’s proposed severance tax on Marcellus Shale natural-gas production contains a unique feature that sets a minimum taxable level, guaranteeing that the state would capture its share no matter how low the gas price sank. The severance tax, dubbed the Pennsylvania Education Reinvestment Act, would set a minimum value of […]

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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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Solar jobs in Pennsylvania lag behind national figures

Power Source By Daniel Moore Supporters of solar energy have plenty to cheer about following a recent report on employment in the U.S. solar industry. In 2014, the industry added 31,000 solar jobs to bring employment to an all-time high of 173,807 nationwide, according to an annual census conducted by The Solar Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based solar research […]

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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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