Watch CBS News

Local Governments Will Get Less Money From Gas Drilling This Year

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Local governments will be getting less money this year from gas drilling.

Impact fees on natural gas producers totaled $146 million for 2020. That's about $54 million dollars less than the previous year.

The biggest reason? The price of natural gas was much lower in 2020.

Many townships bring in six figures from impact fees -- like Forward, Derry, Washington and Sewickley townships in Westmoreland County.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.