ExxonMobil’s report to shareholders outlines how the company assesses and manages risks associated with developing unconventional resources, including through hydraulic fracturing.
The energy industry remains focused on making sure every step of the natural gas production process — from set-up to drilling to fracturing to producing — is conducted safely and responsibly.
The safety of people, the community, and the environment is the top priority for all responsible companies and authorities working on unconventional gas extraction.
All exploration and production activities incorporate well defined and proven policies, standards and practices to ensure safe and environmentally responsible operations. These are in line with all applicable European, national and local regulations.
Water is a critical component of natural gas development; not only is water used in the process of hydraulic fracturing but ensuring that water infrastructure and supplies near drilling sites are not impacted by exploration and extraction activities is also important to industry.
Unconventional gas exploration and production are one of many industries that can induce seismic events or above-ground movements/vibrations. Quarrying, tunneling, coal mining, geothermal energy production, mineral mining, pile driving, vibrating rollers, industrial presses and heavy vehicle movements can all create nuisance vibrations.
It is Exxon Mobil Corporation’s policy to conduct its business in a manner that is compatible with the balanced environmental and economic needs of the communities in which it operates.
We are committed to conducting business in a manner that is compatible with the environmental and economic needs of the communities in which we operate, and that protects the safety, security, and health of our employees, those involved with our operations, our customers, and the public.