Consol Energy preparing for gas drilling at Pittsburgh International Airport

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PITTSBURGH —

Airport officials and Consol Energy have approved a deal to allow gas drilling at Pittsburgh International Airport.

According to the Tribune-Review, Consol wired $46 million to the airport authority Friday, allowing the company to prepare for natural gas drilling on airport land.

The work could begin by the end of 2014.

Channel 11's news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.