Range uses industry best practices to ensure we are meeting our voluntary commitments to limit and manage emissions, while enhancing overall production. Range achieves this in a variety of ways:
- Drilling – Range limits flaring when possible using standard controls and select technology.
- Flowback – Range implements a closed-loop system on each new site to effectively capture emissions and eliminate the need for flaring to ensure we are compliant with the EPA’s green completion standards.
- Temporary Water Transfer – We maintain a robust water-recycling program that relies on a network of transfer pipelines, reducing truck traffic and associated CO2 emissions.
- Production – We equip all our permanent shale production facilities with emissions-reducing technologies and are constantly evaluating innovative methods for emission management though our Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) program. LDAR surveys are detailed in the Compliance Demonstration Reporting (CDR) submissions to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
- Fleet – Nearly half of Range’s corporate fleet is made up of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles the company purchased from General Motors or Ford. Range’s CNG Fleet vehicles help reduce CO2 emissions by 20 percent – 30 percent compared to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles.