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Range Resources anticipates first gas sales from North Chapman will occur this month

Range Resources (ASX: RRS, AIM:RRL) has provided an update on the company's 25% interest in the North Chapman Ranch project, Texas.

Investors may recall drilling of the first well resulted in a commercial discovery, with production due to commence February 2010.

Range said today the pipeline has now been connected to the sales meter and is in the process of being connected to the well meter. Once this is completed, the line will be cleaned and hydro pressure tested. Following purging of the test fluid, gas sales can commence, which is currently forecast to occur over the weekend – 20/21 February 2010.

The project area encompasses approximately 1,680 acres in one of the most prolific oil and gas producing trends in the State of Texas.

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