Range pioneered the Marcellus Shale play in 2004 with the successful drilling of a vertical well, the Renz #1. 

The Marcellus now appears to be the second or third largest natural gas play ever discovered in the world.  With the benefit of a large, liquids-rich window in southwestern Pennsylvania, the Marcellus offers the best economics of any large-scale, repeatable play in the country.  A significant portion of Range's acreage also offers the benefit of natural gas potential from the Upper Devonian and Utica shale formations that lie above and below the Marcellus.  In 2013, Range will be directing over 75% of its capital budget toward development drilling in the region.  Clearly, Range expects the Marcellus division to be a value driver for Range for many years to come. 

Regional Statistics

  • Resource Potential

    Approx. 53-69 Tcfe 
  • 4Q 2013 Production

    ~812 Mmcfe per day
  • Net Acreage

    Approx. 650,000 (Fairway) 
  • Operating Subsidiary

    Range Resources Appalachia, LLC



On July 14, 2010 Range announced that it will voluntarily disclose the additives it uses in the fracturing process.

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Midcontinent Division
Midcontinent Division
Southwest Division
Midcontinent Division