Fact Check on Severance Taxes and Marcellus Shale



In 2010, the Pennsylvania General Assembly took steps to enact a severance tax on natural gas drilled in the Marcellus Shale, a rich natural gas formation that underlies much of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center has examined severance taxes and the potential impacts, both good and bad, of drilling in the Marcellus Shale for almost two years. In this analysis, we fact-check the various claims made by the industry.

See the analysis here.