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Drilling taxes among lowest in nation

March 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania’s taxes on the natural gas drilling boom are among the lowest in the nation, according to a new report from a nonpartisan office of the state Legislature....

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thepaycheck

Mar-25-14 3:57 PM

I think you should run Pine. You seem like a well spoken and intelligent women who really knows the ins and outs of the industry and has a pulse on the on the region.

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thepaycheck

Mar-25-14 3:53 PM

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pinecr

Mar-25-14 10:56 AM

The gas industry should have been taxed all along but the puppet Tommy Corbett was only worried about getting his own pockets filled....he made a dea with the gas industry and now we are all paying for it. Tax the*****out of them and if they don't like it, they can leave...but trust me they are not going to walk away from the billions they will make off of this state and when the elections roll around send Tommy packing.

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BornHere

Mar-24-14 2:29 PM

That sounds great Wes I'm happy for you and your family, the country is a good place to raise your children, they don't need the city life and all the negativity that comes with it. I wish you luck.

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wwhickok

Mar-24-14 1:07 PM

Bornhere,

We're doing well, I found a place that was at the higher end of what we were looking for, it's manageable but it's also a full house with a barn that it utilizable as a full garage, so I can't really complain, kept me out of the city which I was happy for.

That's also the thing about these gas Industry's, while it has some effect on me out here in Montgomery (to the extent of which I'm unsure), the heaviest burden's seem to be upon Williamsport and Jersey Shore and those areas out in that direction. So perhaps to a degree I speak selfishly because it doesn't alter my situation directly, but I do feel strongly that these taxes need to be increased to benefit those who it does affect more.

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Scott36

Mar-24-14 12:48 PM

BornHere,

Thank you very much!! I Hope you, & yours have a Great, Safe Day!!-Scott

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BornHere

Mar-24-14 9:33 AM

Hi Wes, I hope you and your family are doing good. Did you ever find a place that wasn't so expensive to live?

Scott36, I think you and I are on the same page here, enjoy your day!

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Scott36

Mar-24-14 9:23 AM

If you're going to tolerate these companies' trucks destroying the roads, at least make them pay to repair ALL OF THEM.-wwhickok

Agreed. I believe that was what the "impact" money was supposed to be used for---another lie in the web spun by those in the gas industry??JMHO-Scott

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wwhickok

Mar-24-14 7:22 AM

Want the Anti-Gas crowd or at least some of them, to quiet down? Increase the tax requirements on the Gas Drilling and use that money toward something that benefits EVERYONE not just the people vested in Natural Gas. The issue to me is just that. We've had to wait 20 years to see any roads get fixed because "we didn't have the money" now the Gas Industry is here destroying even more roads and still, very few have actually been fixed. If you're going to tolerate these companies' trucks destroying the roads, at least make them pay to repair ALL OF THEM. We shouldn't have to wait any longer to see our 'homeland' improve. It shouldn't be about spending the money on something that doesn't benefit anti-gas industry people or using it on something that solely does. It's that kind of thinking that has so many people against the Industry in the first place.

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nosferatu

Mar-24-14 7:19 AM

Sounds to me like any money will be going in to that black hole called education.

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Scott36

Mar-23-14 9:22 PM

Erik,

You are not avoiding my question on my 4:53 post are you?? Why do you run from the "tougher" questions?? It's something I have noticed about you.-Scott

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Scott36

Mar-23-14 4:53 PM

Since you believe the O&G industry is destroying our state, you are a hypocrite for wanting more revenue from the people-eriklatranyi

Well, Exactly whom are you trying to protect?? I thought we were going to bring Russia to it's Knees by exporting NG...Or the Chinese, worried about them?? I am curious. What say you??-Be Safe-Scott

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Scott36

Mar-23-14 4:47 PM

Yes, the people will pay your increased taxation via higher prices, which cannot be disputed. So you favor raising the price of energy for the poor and elderly.-eriklatranyi

Only if you do not believe in true Capitalism. Competition Erik, could/should help to offset any expenses. The poor, & elderly!!?? is that your new "shield"?? Like some try to use children?? You are a funny sort Erik-Have a good, Safe evening!!-Scott

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eriklatranyi

Mar-23-14 3:55 PM

Scott36:

Since you believe the O&G industry is destroying our state, you are a hypocrite for wanting more revenue from the people.

Yes, the people will pay your increased taxation via higher prices, which cannot be disputed. So you favor raising the price of energy for the poor and elderly.

Liberalism's twisted wisdom on display.

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Scott36

Mar-23-14 3:03 PM

They use the tax monies coming back to the area as a payoff for more votes. I find that despicable.-nobud74

Yea, that is one of the things that fall into my "don't like" categories. I also enjoy the chat, & you seem to enjoy a small touch of a "spat"-as do I. I agree with a lot of your statements also, maybe just in another way of viewing it. Have a Safe, & enjoyable day!!-Scott

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nobud74

Mar-23-14 2:03 PM

Scott, thanks for the chat, I enjoyed it and actually agree more with you on some of this than you think. Gotta get back to the grind. Have a great day!

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nobud74

Mar-23-14 2:01 PM

Scott, sorry about the delay. I am very busy today with work, the life of the self employed. As to the govt question, I like our govt, I just believe it has gotten too big and now is exercising control and influence where it shouldn't. As for taxation of the energy industry, it would be interesting to see how the taxes collected in other states, in total, compare with PA. With respect to the state and fed swallowing up so much of our tax revenues, yes, you get to vote on the pols, but since they are so far removed from here they really don't represent us well. They use the tax monies coming back to the area as a payoff for more votes. I find that despicable.

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bobbae2

Mar-23-14 1:34 PM

Liberals have never seen a "Golden Goose" they didn't want to rape, that is except their own goose.

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MECURY2

Mar-23-14 12:38 PM

"GREED" at it's finest! Just don't read the "headline",read the whole story especially the "corporate tax" part.

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Scott36

Mar-23-14 12:27 PM

I understand that there needs to be a payment to the state and fed. But, by doing so, we give them power over us-nobud74

Almost forgot this one. True, but at least I have a vote in this. I also do not always like the choices made, that is why I vote. Nothing is perfect. What form of Gov. do/would you prefer??-Scott

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Scott36

Mar-23-14 12:23 PM

Keep the gas here.-rick424

I believe that is what the Snake oil salesmen were selling. Make us energy independent. Now the battle cry is to crush Russia, expand our exports, etc. Otherwise, Trade our natural beauty in Pa. along with a risk to our water supply, so China can have more gas. The real reason is nothing more than greed, and money for a companies bottom line. Nothing more, Nothing less-Scott

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Scott36

Mar-23-14 12:17 PM

By failing to look at total taxes paid by the industry, you are being disingenuous.-eriklatranyi

So Erik, basically, ya got not much of a case to put up. I am looking at the taxes they pay in other states(ND, TX, etc.) that help the state, & taxpayers. BTW, they still choose to drill there--Maybe you should tell them they are being stupid!?!-Scott

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Scott36

Mar-23-14 12:12 PM

So, Scott, do you believe it is more efficient to send our tax dollars to the state or fed and then have to beg for some of it to come back instead of keeping it local?-nobud74

Interesting comment. It is an industry in Pa.-period. I have noticed that when "state money" does come into the area, thru grants, etc.(not all local money, Phila. Pittsburg, e.g.)there is not too much complaining. How do you think all of this heavy machinery gets here? A Hel-e-copter?? Or is it that the state taxpayer owes these companies these roads and bridges(not all in Lycoming co.)?? As to the "local affairs" comment, I see that Act 13 money is being used for just about everything but the local roads. Some of it going to private business, at least from what I read in the SG-Scott

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rick424

Mar-23-14 11:57 AM

Overtime exporting will significantly raise the price of NG. look at propane as there were shortages this year. A compilation between record cold and record exports raised the price out of reach for some. In fact for some there was no propane at all. Keep the gas here.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-23-14 11:44 AM

rick424:

Energy will be shipped overseas regardless. It just needs more restrictions lifted.

The price might rise a bit, but more drilling will take place, meaning more jobs, more wealth and more industries.

But we don't need that with 40+ million on food stamps, 12%+ unemployment and the weakest recovery in the history of this nation.

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