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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: $0.098/MCF (1 July 2016 through 30 June 2017), 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
($/MMBTU)
Apr 2015 2.590
May 2015 2.517
Jun 2015 2.815
Jul 2015 2.773
Aug 2015 2.886
Sep 2015 2.638
Oct 2015 2.563
Nov 2015 2.033
Dec 2015 2.206
Jan 2016 2.372
Feb 2016 2.189
Mar 2016 1.711
Date Index
($/MMBTU)
Apr 2016 1.903
May 2016 1.995
Jun 2016 1.963
Jul 2016 2.917
Aug 2016 -
Sep 2016 -
Oct 2016 -
Nov 2016 -
Dec 2016 -
Jan 2017 -
Feb 2017 -
Mar 2017 -


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