Gas Royalties

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A state House committee plans to vote this week on a bill that could offer some help to people who allege they've been cheated out of royalty money from natural gas companies, but the measure falls short of what many landowners had hoped for.

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Democrat Conor Lamb is the apparent winner in the hotly contested special election to represent Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, and he did it by only a few hundred votes

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 Following internal audits over the past year, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has recovered $1.3 million in gas royalty money from drilling in state forests.

Marie Cusick / StateImpact Pennsylvania

 

The gas industry’s downturn means Pennsylvania is getting a lot less royalty money from drilling on public forest land. But the state continues to have problems getting paid properly from the activity that’s still happening.