H&H Files Request to Drill Murrysville’s First Marcellus Wells

Huntley & Huntley (H&H), a shale driller headquartered in Monroeville (Allegheny County), PA plans to drill Marcellus Shale wells in neighboring Murrysville (Westmoreland County), PA. H&H has filed for state permits for the Titan Well Pad project. This is will be the first Marcellus wells to be drilled in Murrysville. On May 3, 2017, Murrysville Town Council passed a new drilling ordinance that requires a 750 foot setback from the edge of the well pad–not from the bore hole (see Murrysville, PA Drilling Ordinance – Anatomy of a Compromise). The ordinance is quite restrictive, but apparently acceptable to the industry. Even though H&H has filed for permits, don’t expect to see drilling any time soon. Murrysville’s chief administrator estimates it will take the state “six to nine months” before they issue permits, and then H&H will have to go before town council with a request…

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