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With Oil and Gas Production Slowing, Are Your Leases Safe?

Driven by the lowest prices in more than a decade, those drillers that can afford it have pinched oil and gas production, waiting for prices to rise. But

Natural Gas Sector Generating Lower Impact Fee Revenues

Many states have realized significant revenue decreases recently related to lower natural gas prices. This impacts many states in the form of lower severance

Significant Investment in the Appalachian Basin's Shale Play

Recently, Royal Dutch Shell announced it is moving forward with a planned ethane cracker project slated for Beaver County, Pennsylvania. The potential

Positive Indicators from the Natural Gas Sector

There has been some rather depressing news related to the natural gas sector in recent months. Energy prices are at 18-year lows, and many energy producers

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West Virginia Timber Severance Tax Reestablished, Additional Severance on Coal, Natural Gas and Timber Terminated

The Governor of West Virginia signed legislation on February 29, 2016 that reestablished and imposed a severance tax of 1.50% of the gross value of timber

PATH Special Tax Rates for Timber for Corporate Sales

Individual taxpayers have long benefited from Section 631 of the Internal Revenue Code, which allows for a special long-term capital gains tax rate on

Supreme Court Puts Clean Power Plan On Hold

On Tuesday, February 9, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to put on hold or stay the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power

Record Low Oil Prices Affect Standard Mileage Rate and Social Security Benefits

Oil prices continue to plummet due to record production and weak demand. Production increases in North America are attributable to the various shale plays

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Oil & Gas Market Volatility - Triggering Potential Impairment

As we all know from the past year and a half, oil and gas prices have drastically decreased since early 2014. To the average consumer, this has resulted

Informal Working Group Issues Findings on Ohio Severance Taxes

On October 22, 2015, the informal working group that was appointed by Governor John Kasich to study the severance tax climate in Ohio issued its findings

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