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Environment

Seneca Resources Corporation is committed to protecting the environment. As an active exploration and production company in the northeastern U.S. for more than 100 years, Seneca and its predecessor companies have traditionally worked alongside regulatory agencies to foster a culture of respect for and protection of the environment.


Seneca's Environmental Protection and Regulatory Compliance Mission Statement

Protection of the environment is a fundamental responsibility that cannot be achieved without the commitment and participation of our employees and contractors. The necessary resources shall be committed to educate and train employees regarding environmental protection and regulatory compliance pursuant to this philosophy and to conduct operations in accordance with the following principles:
  • Develop and operate Seneca Resources' assets in a manner that shall protect the environment;
  • Acknowledge and respond to issues about its operations raised by employees, contractors, regulatory personnel and the public;
  • Give high priority to environmental considerations when designing new facilities and/or modifying existing facilities;
  • Comply with all laws, regulations and company standards and policies pertaining to these areas; and
  • Mitigate adverse environmental impacts attendant to past and/or present operations.

Safety and Loss Prevention Mission Statement

Safety and loss prevention, which includes fire protection and site security, is an integrated function pertaining to all company activities and projects. Employees and contractors shall accept - individually and collectively - the responsibilities for achieving and maintaining an incident-free environment. Employees and contractors shall thus conduct themselves in a manner that promotes safety.

A primary objective of all employees and contractors shall be the elimination of personal injuries and damage to company property and assets. When hazards cannot be eliminated by engineering controls, such circumstances shall be controlled and mitigated by means of education, training, safe work practices and administrative controls.

Safety and loss prevention are a fundamental responsibility that cannot be achieved without the commitment and the participation of our employees and contractors. Requisite resources shall be committed to educate and to train employees regarding safety and loss prevention pursuant to this philosophy and to conduct work in accordance with the following principles:
  • Provide for a safe and healthful work environment;
  • Present the requisite training and instruction in order to conduct safe and efficient operations;
  • Impart adequate supervision to ensure safe work practices;
  • Comply with all laws, regulations, and company standards and policies pertaining to these areas; and
  • Identify, report, and evaluate hazards, near misses/near hits, first aid incidents, and recordable incidents.

Environmental Stewardship

In 2012, Seneca Resources became the first company in Pennsylvania Shale region to adopt a 100 percent liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled drilling rig. When feasible, Seneca Resources has used coal mine drainage water verses fresh water as part of its drilling and completion operations - the longest continuous program of its kind in the Pennsylvania Marcellus.

Understanding Methane Migration, additional information can be viewed on the Marcellus Shale Coalition website.


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