Pennsylvania - HB 557 - 2017

Amending the act of July 20, 1979 (P.L.183, No.60), known as the Oil and Gas Lease Act, further providing for definitions; and providing for minimum royalty for unconventional oil or gas well production and for remedy for failure to pay the minimum royalty on unconventional oil or gas wells.

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Natural Gas Development

Added On: 04-11-2017
Updated On: 06-30-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsor: Garth D Everett (House/Republican)





Actions (2)

  • 02-17-2017 - PN 0580 Referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY
  • 06-28-2017 - Resolution to discharge committee from further consideration of this bill presented

Sponsors (38)

News (3)

Marcellus leaseholders want action - The Wyoming County Examiner
Published by wcexaminer.com
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:11:35 GMT

If the bill becomes law, she said, lease owners would receive a guaranteed minimum of 12.5 percent royalty payments for the natural gas extracted from their properties. HB 557 represents a very grass roots effort to obtain fair treatment for the gas ...

Pa. landowners press for 'what they were promised' in the boom - E&E News
Published by eenews.net
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:03:52 GMT

H.B. 557 would require companies to comply with an existing state law that requires oil and gas producers to pay landowners a royalty equal to one-eighth the value of oil and gas produced on a particular property. It was introduced by state Rep. Garth ...

Pa. considers gas royalty legislation - Farm and Dairy
Published by farmanddairy.com
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:00:12 GMT

“Senate Bill 138 provides information and protection to farm and non-farm lease holders,” said Mark O'Neill, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. “Action in Harrisburg often takes longer than many would like,” he ... House Bill 557, sponsored by ...