Shale Energy Alliance is working with state policy makers to adopt rules to encourage natural gas development. By developing natural gas, our families, friends, and neighbors can keep working in PA.
Severance tax in Pennsylvania continues to be a topic of debate both politically and among industry producers. SEA is open to exploring the possibility of a severance tax. However, it is imperative that any such tax is reasonable, has a structure in keeping with the existing corporate tax and impact fees, and reflects the dynamics to which a commodity such as natural gas is subject.
Underground Utility Protection Law
The PA One Call system is a network that allows contractors and individuals to call a single 800 number to have underground water, power, and gas lines marked prior to beginning a project — a protective measure intended to decrease the probability of line strikes during excavation. This is a relatively effective system; however, there are uncertainties due to the fact that not all underground lines are required to register with PA One Call. SEA is hopeful that Pennsylvania legislators will vote to expand the law and remove the current exemption for certain production and gathering lines in rural areas. We are committed to the safety of all natural gas industry employees and the communities in which we operate.
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s first step toward cutting emissions of methane from thousands of existing shale gas wells will not target the greenhouse gas directly.
U.S. natural gas production is expected to reach another record level in January, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s monthly Drilling Productivity Report.
The shale gas boom in Pennsylvania and other Appalachian states has been the chief driver of growth in U.S. natural gas production since 2012, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday.
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Legislation in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to impose a long-sought tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production is up in the air until December.