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Texas firm plans Marcellus well for Highland Township

County. If approved it would be the third such well in Northern Clarion County and the seventh to be considered for approval in the entire county.


Citrus Energy Corp. of Plano, Texas and Castle Rock, Colo. has applied to the Meadville DEP Oil and Gas office for an erosion and sedimentation permit for a site along Sarvey Mill Road in the northwest corner of the Highland Township, very close to Knox and Farmington townships.

According to a description by DEP spokesperson Freda Tarbell, the well site is along a ridge between Little Toby Creek and Eagle (Engle) Run.

Citrus project director Bill Barber said his company plans to drill a deep gas well to tap the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation, and to use horizontal drilling techniques to tap the shale.

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