Responsible environmental stewardship is a core value at SWN. We believe natural gas is an essential part of a lower-carbon energy future, and we are well-positioned to help deliver this future through responsible energy development.

Our operations are informed by the best current science and industry practices and guided by a commitment to be a model operator in environmental stewardship. Our comprehensive environmental management system helps to ensure that we operate consistently and at a 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 all environmental rules and regulations.

Key Metrics

11.9 billion

gallons of fresh water delivered to the environment through conservation projects since 2014, including 2.9 billion gallons of beneficial fresh water to the environment in 2019 alone


of produced water in Northeast Appalachia was recycled1


methane leak/loss rate for 2019


of our operational facilities surveyed for potential methane leaks in 2019


of our compressor stations surveyed for potential methane leaks in 2019


of identified methane leaks were repaired2

  1. More than 100% of produced water was recycled in the NE Appalachia Division due to other operators recycling SWN’s water and SWN recycling produced water from other operators.
  2. All methane leaks are ultimately repaired. However, less than 1 percent of leaks in 2019 were identified for delayed repair in accordance with regulation to prevent excess emissions as a result of immediate repair.