Range Resources issued their 2013 plans yesterday. Range plans to spend $1.3 billion next year, 85% of which will be spent on drilling in the Marcellus and Mississippian Shale plays. Range owns 500,000 acres of leases between the Marcellus and Mississippian. The focus in 2013 will be on wet gas, which means Range will reduce the rigs they use in northeastern Pennsylvania from the current four to five rigs down to one rig next year.
Range is selling some of its Permian Basin assets in New Mexico and Texas to help fund next year’s drilling budget.