PUC: Act 13 Drilling Impact Fee Amounts Will Not Change For 2018 Collection Year

The Public Utility Commission published notice in the February 2 PA Bulletin setting the 2018 collection year Act 13 drilling impact fees.  The fee amounts will not change from the 2017 fees.

Year 1 horizontal well fees will remain at $50,700, Year 2 horizontal well fees will remain $40,500, Year 3 still $30,400 and Year 4  remains at $5,200.  Vertical producing unconventional well fees will also remain the same.

Click Here for the 2018 fees.  Click Here for the 2017 fees.  Click Here for the 2016 fees.  The fees are set by a formula included in Act 13.

On January 24, the Independent Fiscal Office estimated the Act 13 drilling impact fee will generate $247 million from fees imposed in 2018, $37.4 million more than last year.

This also represents the most revenue ever collected under this fee since it was created in 2012.  The previous high was $225.8 million in 2014, the third year the fee was imposed.

For more information, visit the PUC’s Act 13 Impact Fee webpage.

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[Posted: Feb. 1, 2019]


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