The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) released information on funds collected by the commission from the unconventional gas well fee or drilling impact fee for oil and gas companies developing the Marcellus Shale. The PUC has received $197.6 million in fees out of $205.9 million in assessments. Four public companies top the list of operators that paid the most for Marcellus Shale drilling.
Chesapeake Energy (CHK) - $30.84 million for 624 wells.
Range Resources (RRC) - $23.67 million for 475 wells.
Talisman Energy (TLM) - $15.3 million for 307 wells.
Anadarko Petroleum (APC) - $14.95 million for 299 wells.
The impact fee was contained in Act 13 of 2012, which amended Title 59 (Oil and Gas) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.