Range pioneered large-scale water recycling for shale gas development in Pennsylvania in 2009. Pennsylvania now leads the nation in shale water recycling and reuse. Over the years, several iterations of technologies and best practices have been developed and employed as part of the Company’s water management plan.
For shale gas development, Range implements a comprehensive water sourcing plan based on safety, best practices and local regulations. These plans address regional geology, topography, site location and water accessibility. We have the ability to secure the water needed for our operations from multiple sources that include public water utility companies and abundant sources like the Ohio River in Pennsylvania, where the majority of our operations take place. Range monitors water withdrawals and flow rates in accordance with regulations for water withdrawal point.
Range Resources 2015 Shale Development Water Sourcing