WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                FORM 8-K

                              CURRENT REPORT

                  PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

                     SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

         Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 18, 2001

                        SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY COMPANY
           (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

               Arkansas             1 - 8246         71-0205415
      (State of incorporation     (Commission      (I.R.S. Employer
         or organization)          File Number)    Identification No.)

          2350 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E., Suite 300, Houston, Texas 77032
          (Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

                             (281) 618-4700
           (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

                                 No Change
     (Former name, former address and former fiscal year; if changed
                            since last report)



Item 7.(c)

Exhibits                                                              Reference

        (99.1)   Slide presentation accompanying the April 18, 2001
        presentation to investors at the New York Sheraton Hotel &
        Towers in New York and simultaneous webcast announcing the
        Company's 2001 IPAA Oil & Gas Investment Symposium.            p. 3 - 12

Item 9.

Regulation FD Disclosures

         On April 18, 2001,  Harold M.  Korell,  President and  Chief  Executive
Officer for Southwestern Energy Company, made a presentation to investors at the
New  York  Sheraton  Hotel & Towers  in New  York  for the  2001  IPAA Oil & Gas
Investment  Symposium.  The  accompanying  slideshow  was made  available on the
Company's web site  (www.swn.com)  the day of the  presentation and is furnished
herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

         Southwestern  Energy Company is furnishing under Item 9 of this Current
Report on Form 8-K the information included as exhibit 99.1 to this report.

Note:  The  information  in this report  (including  the  exhibit) is  furnished
pursuant  to Item 9 and shall not be deemed to be "filed"  for the  purposes  of
Section 18 of the  Securities  Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise  subject to the
liabilities  of that section.  This report will not be deemed an admission as to
the  materiality  of any  information  in the  report  that  is  required  to be
disclosed solely by Regulation FD.


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, thereunto duly authorized.

                                               SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY COMPANY

DATE:  April 19, 2001                          BY:   /s/ GREG D. KERLEY
     ------------------                        ---------------------------
                                                     Greg D. Kerley
                                                 Executive Vice President
                                               and Chief Financial Officer

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