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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: January 23, 2015 09:50 AM
From: Representative Scott Conklin
To: All House members
Subject: Legislation Providing for a Severance Fee to fund the Natural Gas Energy Development Program
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that would amend Title 58 (Oil and Gas) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to provide for a natural gas severance fee. This fee would be used solely to facilitate the growth of natural gas transportation systems.

Specifically, this legislation would add a natural gas severance fee of 5 cents per 1,000 cubic feet of natural gas severed at the wellhead. All revenues generated from this fee would be allocated to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to be used for the Natural Gas Energy Development Program. This additional funding would advance the use of natural gas vehicles and further develop the related infrastructure that is needed to steer the Commonwealth toward a cleaner and more efficient Pennsylvania-based fuel.

Please join me in sponsoring this important legislation.

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Introduced as HB526