Pa. Reps. Pass Natural Gas Severance Tax Through Committee

Law360, New York (October 18, 2017, 10:23 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania House Finance Committee on Wednesday cleared a bill that imposes an incremental severance tax on natural gas production in a bipartisan, 16-9 vote.

The bill would levy a tax starting at 2 cents for every 1,000 cubic feet of natural gas produced in the commonwealth if the price of gas is below $3. The tax increases to a maximum 3.5 cents per 1,000 cubic feet should the price exceed $5.99.

The bill does not modify the existing per-well impact fee on Pennsylvania natural gas production.

"This amendment is an example of both parties working together to find agreement on...

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