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Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald 

Off-Site Extraction of Gas Under Deer Lakes Park

On March 17th, County Executive Fitzgerald announced that Allegheny County had reached agreement with Range Resources and Huntley & Huntley for the off-site extraction of gas under Deer Lakes Park.  The lease will bring $4.7 million in a bonus payment, an additional $3 million Park Improvement Fund, and provides 18% in royalties to the county over the length of the lease.

Read more about the announcement here:  Fitzgerald Discusses Status of Deal with Range Resources, Huntley & Huntley 

The proposed ordinance (view here) was formally introduced at County Council’s April 8, 2014 meeting and has been referred to the Parks Committee.  A hearing has been scheduled for April 15, 2014 at 5 PM in the Gold Room of the Allegheny County Courthouse. Information on the hearing, as well as a link to sign up online, may be found here.  You can also review here the current version of the proposed lease which reflects mark-ups showing modifications/clarifications and correction of typos.

The lease was negotiated following the response to the Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by the County last year.  The RFP that was issued (Specification No. 7154) can be found at:

As always, please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions on this issue with the County Executive and County Council.  Here is the contact information for both:


  Allegheny County Council  Allegheny County Executive 
Phone:  412-350-6490 412-350-6500     
Fax:  412-350-6499 412-350-6512
Mailing Address:  119 County Courthouse
436 Grant Street
Pittsburgh PA  15219
101 County Courthouse
436 Grant Street
Pittsburgh PA  15219