Pittsburgh International Airport, known to fliers by the three-digit code PIT, is stepping up its natural gas development partnership with Appalachian Basin-focused independent CNX Resources Corp.


PIT and CNX earlier this month launched another phase of their public-private partnership. It currently includes a revenue-sharing deal for CNX-operated Marcellus Shale wells on airport property and a 20-MW natural gas-solar microgrid that supplies all of the airport’s electricity.

Under the latest deal, CNX plans to develop Utica Shale wells on airport property. It would deploy proprietary autonomous separation technology to convert dry gas produced onsite into liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) and electricity. Electricity also could be used to produce...