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Item 7.01                   Regulation FD Disclosure.


Antero Resources Corporation (the “Company”) previously disclosed a reduction in its 2019 capital budget by 20% compared to 2018. The reduced capital budget includes a drilling and completion (“D&C”) capital expenditure budget of $1.3 to $1.375 billion.


On June 25, 2019, the Company provided further information about its plan to target an additional 10% well cost reduction by 2020 through service cost deflation, self-sourcing of sand and completion logistics, operational efficiencies and new produced water cost-savings initiatives.  Assuming the Company operates in 2020 at D&C activity levels similar to its 2019 plan and achieves the targeted cost savings, the Company would expect  2020 D&C capital expenditures to be 10% lower than 2019 levels.  The Company also anticipates that the new produced water transportation cost savings initiatives will result in 20% lower per unit lease operating expenses from current levels over the next 12 to 18 months.


The information furnished in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.










/s/ Glen C. Warren, Jr.



Glen C. Warren, Jr.



President and Chief Financial Officer




Dated: June 25, 2019