Sustainable Choice

Range takes great care in the production and development of our valuable natural gas resources. Day in and day out, we operate in a manner that puts our environment and community first, using best-in-class technology to develop this important resource for consumers. Our natural gas is the sustainable choice.

At Range, we have a commitment to sustainable operations that keep our people and environment safe. This includes a target of zero emissions across our operations through innovative emissions-reducing technologies and practices ranging from a robust leak detection and repair program to specialty engineering that enables enhanced emission capture and control on site.

Our commitment to water recycling and water storage and transfer facilities has also further reduced traffic and associated emissions, providing a positive impact on our air, water and community alike. Above all, every well we operate is monitored throughout its lifecycle. Before production ever begins, a traffic plan, sound model, light pollution model and community outreach plan is created and put in to place.

Once development begins, active monitoring and evaluation of well bore integrity ensures all drilling and completion activity occurs in a safe manner that protects groundwater resources. This monitoring process continues into the production phase of each well. During all phases of development, environmental compliance staff members regularly inspect each site to ensure that environmental safeguards and controls remain intact and that full regulatory compliance is maintained.

Best Practices

  • Utilize ISNetworld, to connect with safe, qualified contractors who meet our safety and compliance standards.
  • Reduced surface use by returning to existing locations and drilling longer laterals.
  • Mechanical integrity assessments are performed on all Pennsylvania wells 4 times a year.
  • Recycle nearly 100% of Pennsylvania water; advanced the program to accept and recycle other shale operator’s water, and minimize our well costs.
  • Robust leak detection and repair program; all active well sites surveyed twice a year.
  • Provide regular field tours and site visits to state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Additional separation stages added at natural gas liquids-producing sites to stabilize and reduce VOC and hydrocarbon emissions.
  • All continuous bleed pneumatic controllers are low bleed.
  • Powers field equipment with company-produced natural gas to reduce emissions when possible.
  • Habitat Enhancement Program to increase conservation efforts during reclamation projects.
  • Inspections are performed by employees that are trained and experienced in relevant fields.
  • Employ subject-matter experts in all major environmental disciplines, such as air, waste, and surface activities.