Shale Impact Fee Benefits all of Pennsylvania

Just last week the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a video highlighting the Shale Impact Fee benefits that are being seen across Pennsylvania.

What's the Shale Impact Fee?

As we’ve highlighted before, the Impact Fee – also sometimes referred to as Act 13 – is a rule that requires natural gas producers, like Cabot, to pay a set amount of money for each well drilled in Pennsylvania. You can get more information on the Public Utilities Commission website on how funds are collected and distributed to every county in Pennsylvania.


Bottom line – the dollars collected since Act 13 went into effect total $630 million in just three years. And that’s on top of the billions of dollars the industry pays in shale-related government taxes.

Where does the money go?

That’s just what the MSC video explains, including a county-by-county breakdown of where the funds were distributed and some examples of projects. Watch below or click here to head to the MSC’s YouTube channel.

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Brittany Ramos

Brittany was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Pennsylvania State University where she earned degrees in Public Relations and Psychology. She recently earned her Masters in Sociology from Sam Houston State University. Brittany works in the External Affairs for Cabot where she manages communications and outreach projects to community members, elected officials, media and online supporters.

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