Spill Prevention, Management & Performance

In the event of an incident, our spill response program includes a vast network of on-call spill response contractors who remediate impacted areas.

Our program includes:

  • Implementing SPCC plans in accordance with federal regulations to help prevent and minimize the impacts of spills
  • Utilizing secondary and tertiary containment systems such as:

    • Polyethylene liners for water blending and recycling activities
    • Lined secondary containments for storage tanks and equipment
    • Double-walled tanks
    • Catchments at load out areas
    • Fluid recovery systems for pigging operations
    • Skid-mounted compressors with skids capable of catching potential spills
  • Strategically placing Antero spill response trailers for large-scale incident response
  • Creating Emergency Response Plans to streamline interactions with first responders and emergency services during a large-scale incident
  • Providing training to pertinent personnel on regulatory and internal environmental programs
  • Setting goals and creating initiatives to reduce environmental incident rates
  • Using web-based programs to track environmental incidents and generate metrics which can be utilized for continuous improvement

When a spill occurs, Antero responds by determining the source and type of the spill and utilizes the following corrective actions:

  • Safely isolating and controlling the source of the spill
  • Containing spilled material to prevent migration
  • Initiating remediation activities such as removal or treatment of contaminated material
  • Analytical testing of soil/water, when necessary, to verify completion of spill remediation
  • Reporting spills to agencies in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations
  • Disposal of contaminated materials in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations
  • Internal documentation of incidents in web-based programs for reporting and metric trending

Spills are tracked and ranked according to the actual and potential risk to the environment, and based on severity, corrective actions and lessons learned are developed and communicated to stakeholders.

1. This table has been updated from previous reports to utilize a more representative calculation methodology.