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Data: Louisiana Natural Gas Severance Index

Monthly Index: Beginning with the October 2002 prices, the official source for the monthly index price is the NYMEX futures settled price of the Henry Hub on the last day of trading for the next month's contract, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.
The previous official source was the Survey of Domestic Spot Market, as published by Dynergy, Inc., and earlier published by the Natural Gas Clearing House.

Base Year: The gas severance tax is indexed with a seven cents floor. The base year was from April 1989 through March 1990 which set the base price at $1.7446/MMBTU and a base severance tax rate of $ 0.07/MCF.

Current Severance Tax Rate: $0.163/MCF (1 July 2014 through 30 June 2015), measured at a base pressure of 15.025 pounds per square inch absolute and at a temperature base of 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Monthly Index Price
Date Index
($/MMBTU)
Apr 2014 4.584
May 2014 4.795
Jun 2014 4.619
Jul 2014 4.400
Aug 2014 3.808
Sep 2014 3.957
Oct 2014 3.984
Nov 2014 3.728
Dec 2014 4.282
Jan 2015 3.189
Feb 2015 2.866
Mar 2015 2.894
Date Index
($/MMBTU)
Apr 2015 2.590
May 2015 2.517
Jun 2015 2.815
Jul 2015 -
Aug 2015 -
Sep 2015 -
Oct 2015 -
Nov 2015 -
Dec 2015 -
Jan 2016 -
Feb 2016 -
Mar 2016 -


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