Minimum Fracking Royalty Bill Clears Pa. House Committee

Law360, Philadelphia (March 17, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania bill intended to ensure that landowners receive fixed minimum royalties from unconventional gas leases will move to the House floor, with committee members advancing the measure at a contentious hearing on Monday after a failed effort last week.

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee lent bipartisan support to House Bill 1684, which aims to stop gas companies from lowering royalties below a one-eighth threshold by deducting post-production costs. The bill cleared the committee by a 15 to 10 vote, after being tabled last week.

Backers argued that the bill, which would amend the state’s Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act...

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