IFO Releases 2020 Impact Fee Estimate

January 13th, 2021

The Independent Fiscal Office has released the 2020 Impact Fee report. Pennsylvania imposes an annual impact fee on unconventional (i.e., shale) natural gas wells that were drilled or operating in the previous calendar year.

Proceeds from the impact fee are distributed to local governments and state agencies to provide for infrastructure, emergency services, environmental initiatives and various other programs. Local governments receive funds based on the number of wells located within their boundaries or their proximity to jurisdictions where natural gas extraction took place.

Access the report here.