Fritz Reports Nearly $15 Million in Natural Gas Impact Fees to Benefit Susquehanna County Residents
6/21/2024
HARRISBURG – Susquehanna County and its municipalities will share nearly $15 million in impact fee revenue derived from natural gas producers in Pennsylvania during 2023, according to Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne). 

“Act 13 continues to pay big dividends for the residents of Susquehanna County and the communities in which they live,” said Fritz. “The numbers once again show that the county remains one of the Commonwealth’s top natural gas producers, which is great news for our local economy.”  

Susquehanna County received more than $5.4 million, while Susquehanna County municipalities collectively received more than $9.5 million. 

The following distributions were announced for municipalities within the 111th Legislative Distrct:
• Apolacon Township – $164,983.
• Ararat Township – $71,263.
• Auburn Township – $882,438.
        • Bridgewater Township – $674,870.
• Brooklyn Township – $511,946.
• Choconut Township – $100,604.
• Clifford Township – $178,021.
• Dimmock Township – $529,037.
• Forest City Borough – $111,979.
• Forest Lake Township – $314,359.
• Franklin Township – $204,998.
• Friendsville Borough – $9,947.
• Gibson Township – $406,444.
• Great Bend Borough – $41,006.
• Great Bend Township – $274,061.
• Hallstead Borough – $71,423.
• Harford Township – $515,379.
• Harmony Township – $73,476.
• Herrick Township – $93,188.
• Hop Bottom Borough – $19,724.
• Jackson Township – $396,566.
• Jessup Township – $285,546.
• Lanesboro Borough – $32,608.
• Lathrop Township – $291,322.
• Lenox Township – $376,876.
• Liberty Township – $197,361.
        • Little Meadows Borough –$26,282.
• Middletown Township – $158,091.
• Montrose Borough – $85,899.
• New Milford Borough – $50,868.
• New Milford Township – $765,476.
• Oakland Borough – $38,690.
• Oakland Township – $89,357.
• Rush Township – $449,307.
• Silver Lake Township – $205,261.
• Springville Township – $702,200.
• Susquehanna Depot Borough – $90,670.
• Thompson Borough – $16,388.
• Thompson Township – $65,739.
• Union Dale Borough – $18,622.

Fritz noted that Susquehanna County, with 2,044 wells, ranked second in terms of impact fee revenue received, behind Washington County. Four townships in the county were also among the top receiving municipalities, including Auburn (1), New Milford (3), Springville (4) and Bridgewater (6).

Nearly $180 million was generated statewide for the 2023 production year. Since impact fees went into effect in 2012 following the enactment of Act 13, more than $2.7 billion has been returned to communities across Pennsylvania, according to the PUC, the agency charged with collection. Sixty percent of the total impact fee revenue is divided among municipalities with drilling activity, while the remaining 40% is collected for statewide uses through the Marcellus Legacy Fund. Local counties also see a share of that revenue. 

Checks are expected to be distributed in early July.



Representative Jonathan Fritz
111th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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