By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Local governments will be getting less money this year from gas drilling.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: 1-3 Inches Of Snow Expected As Winter Weather Advisory Takes Effect
Impact fees on natural gas producers totaled $146 million for 2020. That’s about $54 million dollars less than the previous year.READ MORE: Police: 36-Year-Old Missing, Endangered Woman Robin Bohannon Not Seen Since Walking Into The Woods
The biggest reason? The price of natural gas was much lower in 2020.MORE NEWS: Clemson Continues Domination Of Pitt In 75-48 Loss For Panthers
Many townships bring in six figures from impact fees — like Forward, Derry, Washington and Sewickley townships in Westmoreland County.