Historic Gas Leases In Susquehanna County

10.28.13 | Bob Price

For the first time Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania has agreed to lease county-owned land to the natural gas industry. The county commissioners approved the lease with Cabot Oil and Gas to get at the gas underground near Montrose. Thousands of properties throughout the northern tier are leased to the natural gas industry. But up until now, Susquehanna County itself had no direct agreement with any gas company.  Last week, the county commissioners made a deal with Cabot to lease its land around the county recycling center and jail in South Montrose.