Shale Energy Law Blog
Municipalities Fail To Disclose Act 13 Well Fees
May 9, 2013
By April 15th, local governments in Pennsylvania were required to complete paperwork related to how the shale gas well fee money was spent in 2012. However, millions of the money distributed under Act 13 remains unaccounted for because local governments were confused about how the forms were to be completed, NPR reports. A Public Utility Commission (PUC) spokesperson pointed out that it may be hard to track down and verify all the information, because under the law, the PUC does not have the authority to audit local governments. Next year, the PUC plans to switch from paper to electronic reporting to improve the reporting process.