Apex Energy considering several Penn Township drilling sites

As part of its push into Southwestern Pennsylvania, a Marcellus shale-drilling company is considering as many as eight projects in Penn Township, municipal and company officials said.Representatives of Apex Energy, which received state permits this year to drill in three Armstrong County locations, have met with officials in Penn Township and Murrysville as they evaluate several potential drilling sites in the region.Mark Rothenberg, CEO of Apex Energy, confirmed that one of the targeted locations is “real close” to the Penn Township-Murrysville border. Some residents in both municipalities are supposed to receive letters requesting water-quality testing in case properties near them are used for drilling, he said.Leasing agents working on behalf of the Pine Township-based company have been talking to people in Penn Township and Murrysville about obtaining mineral rights.“We have people leasing and are constantly looking at projects in Southwestern Pennsylvania,” Rothenberg said. “We have no bull’s-eye on any singular township out there or a single county.”Though Apex officials didn’t divulge many details about potential sites in Penn Township, they mentioned interest in as many as eight projects within the next year, said Dallas Leonard, the township’s community-development director. Proposed changes to the township’s zoning ordinance that are being considered would permit oil and natural gas extraction in all five of the proposed zoning districts, though some conditions would apply.

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