Impact fees from natural gas producers fell by about $54 million in 2020.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Local governments will be getting less money this year from gas drilling.

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Impact fees on natural gas producers totaled $146 million for 2020. That’s about $54 million dollars less than the previous year.

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The biggest reason? The price of natural gas was much lower in 2020.

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Many townships bring in six figures from impact fees — like Forward, Derry, Washington and Sewickley townships in Westmoreland County.