This small piece was first posted in March 24 and a comment added April 11. It suggests a little research is in order.
I have not verified this but would like to see the answer. This was the last contribution before The Tyee closed The Gwyn Morgan File Part 2 to comment, from “dido”:
Someone needs to investigate the current BC policy on royalties for fracking. I have heard from a reliable source that the policy of a much reduced royalty rate for the initial production from a new well (to compensate for exploration/drilling costs) is being inappropriately granted to each of up to 20 or 30 fracking horizontals from a single vertical. Net loss to the province around $1 billion annually.
Can readers help?