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County to see increase in Act 13 Impact Fee disbursement

Due to an increase in the price of natural gas and other factors, the county and its municipalities will see a significant increase in disbursements from the Act 13 impact fees the state assesses on uncoventional natural gas wells.

From impact fees charged in 2021, the county will receive $2.4 million and municipalities will receive a combined total of about $3.4 million for a total of around $5.9 million, according to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

The money will be distributed in early July, according to the PUC.

Last year, the county received $1.4 million and municipalities received a combined total of about $2.5 million for a total of about $3.9 million

An increase in the price of natural gas is the primary driver behind the increase in distributions, which will be nearly $100 million more than last year statewide, according to the PUC.

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