The effects of the Marcellus Shale on Pennsylvania's economy are far-reaching and offer huge growth opportunities for CPAs. PICPA wants to provide members with tools to maximize opportunities and best serve clients and communities.
Background & Education
Marcellus Shale FAQs The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) explains what the Marcellus Shale is, where it is located, and provides answers to other frequenty asked questions.
Act 13 of 2012
Act 13 of 2012 enacted stronger environmental standards, authorized local governments to adopt an impact fee and built upon the state's ongoing efforts to move towards energy independence as unconventional gas development continues.
Oil and Gas FAQs
Oil and gas FAQs are now posted under the "Oil and Gas Taxation Issues" category on the Dept. of Revenue's website.
Marcellus Shale Final Report Lt. Governor Jim Cawley releaed the final report of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, taking the first step toward developing a comprehensive and strategic plan for responsible gas drilling in Pennsylvania.
Shale We Tax? By Vito A. Cosmo Jr., CPA, CGMA, and Matthew D. Melinson, CPA Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Winter 2015
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection This site provides information about oil and natural gas operations in Pennsylvania. Visit this site and click on "Oil and Gas." Also, visit this site to find violation reports by clicking on "Gas Well Violations."
Tim Gooch, CPA, discusses enhanced fracking technology in PICPA's "Beyond the Copy."