ALLEGHENY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY ISSUES A REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR A GAS LEASE AT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND ALLEGHENY COUNTY AIRPORT
PITTSBURGH, PA (September 20, 2012) – The Allegheny County Airport Authority is seeking bids for a gas lease on Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin, PA.
“We think that this a good time for the Airport Authority and Allegheny County to explore what options are available to us and how it may benefit County taxpayers,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “Obviously, evaluating any bids is just the first step. Before any drilling occurs, there will be plenty of opportunity for input from the public and interested parties. One of the program’s priorities will also be to require the use of technology and best practices to reduce environmental risks and impacts so drilling can be done in a safe and responsible manner.”
“There is a lot of interest in airport property from established energy companies,” said David Minnotte, Chairman, Allegheny County Airport Authority. “Seeking leases for gas drilling is an important means of generating non-aviation revenue that will reduce the cost of operations for the Airport Authority. That in turn could help reduce fees to the airlines which benefits passengers.”
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