Range Resources Looks for Gas Deposits in Beaver County, PA

The Beaver County & Allegheny Times Online news site reports Range Resources has hired Conquest Seismic Services to vibrate the ground around Hopewell and Independence Townships, located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh).

For now, Range is looking along Route 151, according to Dave Schieck, a geophysicist for Range Resources. But don’t look for production wells for quite a few years:

“We’re looking here, and we’ll be looking in the northern part of Beaver County later on,” Schieck said of a stretch between Zelienople and the Beaver River. “It may be as much as a decade before any extraction takes place here, but I’d bet we’ll see some once the area is ready.”

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