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)
Consumer Price Index (CPI), Urban Consumers,
PA, NJ, DE and MD:(2)
Number of Spud Wells for Calendar
Years 2016 and 2017
2016 2017 Number of wells spud 503 786
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 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.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-199. Filed for public inspection February 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]
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