Four townships will see seismic testing begin in the next few weeks, in preparation for Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Findlay supervisors voted 3-0 tonight to permit Ohio-based Precision Geophysical Inc. to conduct testing on two miles of township-owned Hookstown Grade Road.
Vibration trucks will be used on a total of 34 miles of roadway in Findlay, Moon and North Fayette in Allegheny County, and in Independence, Beaver County, according to a project map.
State-owned roads in the project include Route 30, Clinton Road, Washington Road, Business 376 and Flaugherty Run Road.
The geophysical firm plans to map underground shale formations for Consol Energy Inc., which has a $500 million deal with Allegheny County to drill about 50 wells in 9,000 acres around the airport.
Andrea Iglar, freelance writer: email@example.com.
First Published October 9, 2013 6:10 PM