Shale Energy Law Blog
Findlay Township Approves Drill Sites At Pittsburgh International Airport
May 7, 2014
On April 23, 2014, the Findlay Township Board of Supervisors approved the conditional use application of CONSOL Energy, Inc.’s affiliate, CNX Gas Company LLC, to construct on the property of the Pittsburgh International Airport 6 well pads, up to 60 unconventional gas wells, 3 centralized impoundments (I fresh water and 2 produced water), and related pipelines and access roads. The approval is the culmination of two public hearings, held in February and March of this year, and thousands of pages of application materials. The Board of Supervisors placed 23 conditions on the approval. CNX paid the Allegheny County Airport Authority $50 million in 2013 for the airport drilling rights, and it is expected that the drilling will provide approximately $450 million in royalties to the Authority over the next 20 years.