Consol Energy http://wesa.fm en FAA OK's Pittsburgh Airport Gas Drilling http://wesa.fm/post/faa-oks-pittsburgh-airport-gas-drilling <p>The Federal Aviation Administration has ruled that Consol Energy's plans to drill for natural gas at the Pittsburgh International Airport won't have a significant environmental impact.<br /><br /><a href="http://bit.ly/1h0KJDI">The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Thursday</a> that the Allegheny County Airport Authority confirmed that the FAA report was issued this week.<br /><br />Consol, a Cecil-based company, plans to drill for natural gas on about 9,000 acres of county-owned land, and says the wells will be a safe distance away from runways and other airport operations.<br /> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:42:54 +0000 The Associated Press 26595 at http://wesa.fm Airport Authority to Hold Public Workshop on Oil and Gas Drilling http://wesa.fm/post/airport-authority-hold-public-workshop-oil-and-gas-drilling <p>The Allegheny County Airport Authority will hold a public workshop Tuesday to answer questions about <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/47-wells-be-drilled-pittsburgh-airport">oil and gas development plans</a> at Pittsburgh International Airport.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:00:50 +0000 Liz Reid 21387 at http://wesa.fm 47 Wells to be Drilled at Pittsburgh Airport http://wesa.fm/post/47-wells-be-drilled-pittsburgh-airport <p>Consol Energy plans to build six well pads and three impoundment ponds on land surrounding the Pittsburgh International Airport as it works to tap into the Marcellus shale under the facility.&nbsp;</p><p>Miles of water and gas pipelines and access roads are also part of the plan that is currently up for public review.</p><p>Allegheny County Council inked a deal with Consol to drill at the airport pending regulatory approval from several agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration. The deal could be worth as much a $500 million dollars to the county.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:53:17 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 15531 at http://wesa.fm 47 Wells to be Drilled at Pittsburgh Airport Airport Authority, Consol Energy to Release Drill Plan http://wesa.fm/post/airport-authority-consol-energy-release-drill-plan <p>The Allegheny County Airport Authority and Consol Energy will unveil the plan to drill for oil and natural gas at Pittsburgh International Airport during a public workshop Tuesday.</p><p>Representatives from the airport authority and Consol Energy will answer questions about the plan and its environmental impact.</p><p>The workshop is meant to provide residents with more information about the oil and gas development plans, the environmental assessment, the drilling schedule and process.</p><p>But airport authority spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny said it’s not an open forum.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 15347 at http://wesa.fm Mine on Pa.-W.Va. Border Still Closed Due to Smoke http://wesa.fm/post/mine-pa-wva-border-still-closed-due-smoke <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">A Consol Energy mine on the West Virginia-Pennsylvania line remains closed while officials check for a suspected underground fire that prompted the mine's evacuation.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Consol officials say elevated carbon monoxide levels in the Blacksville No. 2 mine shaft "suggest that we have smoldering or the possibility of a fire in the mine."</span></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:46:12 +0000 Associated Press 2927 at http://wesa.fm