Responsible environmental stewardship is a core value at SWN. We believe natural gas is an essential part of a lower-carbon energy future, and thanks to our focus on developing natural gas and gas liquids responsibly, we are well-positioned to help deliver this future.

We take a science-based approach to responsible development and strive to be a model operator in all aspects of environmental protection. Our comprehensive environmental management system helps to ensure that we operate at a consistently high level across our operating regions. We maintain positive and productive relationships with federal and state regulatory agencies, and it is our practice to conform our operations to the spirit – not just the letter – of environmental regulations.

Key Metrics

10 billion

gallons of fresh water delivered to the environment through conservation projects since 2014, including 3+ billion gallons of beneficial fresh water to the environment in 2018 alone

99%

of produced water in Northeast Appalachia was recycled

0.056%

methane leak/loss rate for 2018,3 96% below the industry average of 1.62%4

100%

of our operational facilities surveyed for potential methane leaks in 2018

100%

of our Midstream-operated compressor stations surveyed for potential methane leaks in 2018

99%

of identified leaks were repaired5

  1. In accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas reporting requirements, assets that were divested in 2018 are not reported.
  2. National Energy Technology Laboratory, Timothy J. Skone, P.E., 2018, Industry Partnerships and Their Role in Reducing Natural Gas Supply Chain Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
  3. In accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas reporting requirements, assets that were divested in 2018 are not reported.
  4. National Energy Technology Laboratory, Timothy J. Skone, P.E., 2018, Industry Partnerships and Their Role in Reducing Natural Gas Supply Chain Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
  5. All leaks are ultimately repaired. However, less than 1 percent of leaks in 2018 were identified for delayed repair in accordance with regulation to prevent excess emissions as a result of immediate repair.