Small natural gas drillers may have to pay more in fees

An article in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that because all of the severance tax proposals put forth by Pennsylvania state leaders call for flat fees that are "the same for every well and not tied to production," small drilling outfits are concerned that they will "end up paying a higher percentage of their revenues" than would larger companies producing more gas. Revenues from this tax will be used to "pay for the roads, housing and social services" impacted by the drilling industry, the article said. Read the full story here.