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Act 13 of 2012; Producer Fees for Calendar Year 2017

[48 Pa.B. 839]
[Saturday, February 3, 2018]

 Average Annual Price of Natural Gas for
Calendar Year 2017:(1)
$3.11

 Consumer Price Index (CPI), Urban Consumers,
PA, NJ, DE and MD:(2)
0.8%

Number of Spud Wells for Calendar
Years 2016 and 2017

20162017
Number of wells spud 503786

 CPI adjustment to spud well fees is applicable in 2017. See 58 Pa.C.S. § 2302(c) (relating to unconventional gas well fee).

Unconventional Gas Well Fees for Calendar
Year 2017

Year of Well(3) Horizontal Vertical—Producing
Year 1 $50,700 $10,100
Year 2 $40,500 $8,100
Year 3 $30,400 $6,100
Year 4—10 $20,300 $4,100

(1) Source: www.business.directenergy.com

(2) Source: www.bls.gov

(3) Horizontal unconventional gas wells pay the yearly fee upon spudding plus 2 subsequent years. Fees after the first 3 years are based on production levels as defined in 58 Pa.C.S. § 2302(b.1). Vertical wells producing gas levels above a 90,000 cubic foot average in any given month during the current year are subject to 20% of the applicable horizontal well fee.

ROSEMARY CHIAVETTA, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-199. Filed for public inspection February 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]



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