Pennsylvania Code & Bulletin

• No statutes or acts will be found at this website.

The Pennsylvania Bulletin website includes the following: Rulemakings by State agencies; Proposed Rulemakings by State agencies; State agency notices; the Governor’s Proclamations and Executive Orders; Actions by the General Assembly; and Statewide and local court rules.

PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-131



Act 13 of 2012; Producer Fees for Calendar Year 2022

[53 Pa.B. 685]
[Saturday, January 28, 2023]

 Average Annual Price of Natural Gas for Calendar Year 2022:(1)    $6.644

 Consumer Price Index, Urban Consumers,PA, NJ, DE and MD:(2)    6.4%

Number of Spud Wells for
Calendar Years 2021 and 2022

2021 2022
Number of wells spud  518574

 CPI adjustment to spud well fees is applicable in 2022. See 58 Pa.C.S. § 2302(c) (relating to unconventional gas well fee).

Unconventional Gas Well Fees for
Calendar Year 2022

Year of Well(3)  Horizontal Vertical—Producing
Year 1$69,100 $13,800
Year 2$63,200 $12,600
Year 3$57,500 $11,500
Year 4—10$23,000$4,600
Year 11—15$11,600N/A

(1) Source:

(2) Source:

(3) Horizontal unconventional gas wells pay the yearly fee upon spudding plus 2 subsequent years. Fees after the first 3 years are based on production levels as defined in 58 Pa.C.S. § 2302(b.1). Vertical wells producing gas levels above a 90,000 cubic feet average in any one given month during the current reporting year are subject to 20% of the applicable horizontal well fee rounded to the nearest $100. Active vertical wells are assessed a fee for 10 years.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-131. Filed for public inspection January 27, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.

This material has been drawn directly from the official Pennsylvania Bulletin full text database. Due to the limitations of HTML or differences in display capabilities of different browsers, this version may differ slightly from the official printed version.