Murrysville will continue fracking well hearing on Wednesday |

Murrysville will continue fracking well hearing on Wednesday

Patrick Varine
Tribune-Review file
Murrysville council will continue its public hearing on applications for Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration’s proposed Titan well pad at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.

Murrysville council will continue its public hearing on applications for the Titan well pad off Bollinger Road, and will hold public hearings on two liquor-license transfers, at its meeting Wednesday night.

The public hearing on the proposed 350-by-500-foot well pad, set on a 71-acre property, has been ongoing since June.

Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration, or HHEX, wants to construct the pad on the site of the former Kowalski strip mine which was last active in the 1970s.

HHEX has seven wells in the region, in Penn Township, Plum, Upper Burrell, Allegheny Township and Elizabeth Township. The Titan pad is the first unconventional drilling application to be filed in Murrysville since municipal officials finalized their fracking ordinance.

Council has been saving the well pad hearing for last at recent council meetings, opting to take care of other municipal business first.

On Wednesday, that business will include public hearings on the transfer of two liquor licenses.

One is for the recently-approved GetGo store off of Old William Penn Highway. The other is for the North Park Lounge in the Blue Spruce Shoppes off of Route 22. Public comment on both transfers will be taken at the hearing. Both businesses intend to sell beer, wine and spirits according to municipal documents.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 4100 Sardis Road in Murrysville. Meetings are also broadcast live on Comcast local access Channel 19, and can be viewed in a streaming format at

For the full council agenda, or to stream the meeting, see

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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