Shale gas drill



A natural gas well in Washington County

Increasing fuel prices and more drilling prompted a resurgence in impact fees from producing wells last year and helped Washington County to lead the state in the amount of Act 13 money it received from the natural gas industry.

Washington County will receive $7.656 million in impact fee money this year – the most of any county government in Pennsylvania – that is sent to counties and municipalities across the state that bear the brunt of drilling in their communities.

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