By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Local governments will be getting less money this year from gas drilling.READ MORE: 'She Was An Angel On Earth:' Family And Friends Come Together To Remember Caitlyn Kaufman
Impact fees on natural gas producers totaled $146 million for 2020. That’s about $54 million dollars less than the previous year.READ MORE: As Violence Continues To Spike On The South Side, Community Leaders Call For Change
The biggest reason? The price of natural gas was much lower in 2020.MORE NEWS: Jubilee Ministries And First Responders In New Castle Hold Food Distribution
Many townships bring in six figures from impact fees — like Forward, Derry, Washington and Sewickley townships in Westmoreland County.