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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: $0.118/MCF (1 July 2013 through 30 June 2014), 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
($/MMBTU)
Apr 2013 3.976
May 2013 4.152
Jun 2013 4.148
Jul 2013 3.707
Aug 2013 3.459
Sep 2013 3.567
Oct 2013 3.498
Nov 2013 3.496
Dec 2013 3.818
Jan 2014 4.407
Feb 2014 5.557
Mar 2014 4.855
Date Index
($/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 -
Nov 2014 -
Dec 2014 -
Jan 2015 -
Feb 2015 -
Mar 2015 -


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