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Saturday, March 21, 2009

PA Drilling Fees To Go Up To Pay For More Staff

Fees to drill for gas expected to rise
Star Gazette
An average 26-fold increase in Pennsylvania's permitting fee to drill for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale rock formation is likely to take effect next month.

A state regulatory panel Thursday approved the proposal by the Rendell administration to increase the fees, and key lawmakers are supporting it.

The administration's goal is to hire about three dozen more inspection and permitting staff to catch up with surging interest in tapping the huge gas field.

The fee is currently $100 and has not gone up since 1984. More...

16 comments :

Anonymous said...

all we heard during the last Presidential election was, we need to stop relying on the Middle East. we must become independant
and explore our abundant national resources. we, as a nation, agreed.
but now, it seems, all we're trying to do is prevent it. we want to restrict the process more and more. more taxes, more laws, new regulations.
I don't know about you, but I'm ready to tell the Middle East to kiss my butt.
I'm ready to see more opportunity for the financialy depressed Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Texas embraced exploration in the Barnett Shale. why can't we do the same here in PA?

Anonymous said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

Smartest responses to any blog I have seen on here. I didn't think this mentality existed in PA. All you hear from are the whiners and people manipulating information and spreading fear

Anonymous said...

We can , but what's wrong with somebody regulating the gas drillers! It's too bad it's got to be more beurocrats though! Brad

Brother Nature said...

I can live without natural gas, but I'll be damned if I can make it without air and water. Come on people.....remove your craniums from your rectums and realize that the money won't help you at all if you are dying from contaminated water and air.

Conservatively Speaking said...

BROTHER Tree Hugger: It isn't the money. Most of us don't stand to gain a penny. Our national Security is at stake. If you are wiped out by radical Islam, you won't be drinking water OR breathing air!

'Nuff Said said...

Well said first poster...
Everyone calls for a change... Everyone wants independance... But they all want it only if it does not inconvenience them or make any changes in the norm for them... You know what, I own a substantial amount of property in this area. It has had natural gas wells on it since Gray Chemical put them there. I have decided to lease my mineral rights to a gas exploration company. I did my research, bartered and chose wisely from the companies that approached me, and hopefully will make enough money from it to not have to worry about the federal government eating away my retirement. I have hopped on the band wagon and if you folks that are bitching don't like it, too bad... Each and every one of you can kiss my ***... The drillers are coming whetehr you like it or not, why not take advantage of it and get my piece of the pie?

Anonymous said...

Spoken by a true land lessor, "Money for me the Hel-with you". Nuff said!!

Anonymous said...

Nuff said...You go boy cause we are right there with ya!

Brother Nature said...

Drilling for natural gas has nothing to do with radical Islams.....how did you make that jump? We just need to quit poisonijngh ourselves.....

Anonymous said...

quit poisonijngh ourselves?
What?

Anonymous said...

does anyone commenting actually have an oil and gas lease?

Anonymous said...

You bet I do!

Should start drilling any time now that spring is here, got our permit issued last year and the company should be good to go, and soon!

'Nuff Said said...

Damn straight I do. Have active wells and more to come... They can give me as much of that money as they want, I will take it all day long.

Anonymous said...

I asked the question because I wanted to know how many people are actually invloved in the process.
so far only 2 seem to qualify.
if only 2 qualify, what are the rest of you complaining about.

are you the ones who complain about Doctors, because they don't know what they're talking about? the ones who complain about teachers, because they're not teaching right.
the ones who complain about coaches because they're doing it all wrong.
how can you complain about something you don't understand.

earl

Anonymous said...

Thank you Earl
You hit the nail right on the head!
A gas lease holder