GreenHunter Water Terminalling Facility Held Hostage by Protestors
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- February 20, 2013
GreenHunter Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GRH) (NYSE MKT: GRH.PRC), a diversified
water resource, waste management and environmental services company
specializing in the unconventional oil and natural gas shale resource plays,
announced tonight, that at approximately 10:30 AM EST today, GreenHunter
Water’s New Matamoras water handling facility located in Washington County,
Ohio near the town of New Matamoras was illegally raided by approximately 100
protestors. The actions of these trespassers forced the Company to completely
shut down the facility for approximately six hours today before police from a
number of different agencies throughout the State of Ohio arrived and forcibly
removed the protestors from GreenHunter Water's property.
Ten individuals were arrested for their actions and are subject to felony
charges which may include violations under the Anti-Terrorism Act. These
individuals are being held overnight in county jail with arraignment
anticipated sometime tomorrow by the local magistrate.
Once all protestors were removed from the premises, full business operations
were reinstated at approximately 4:00 PM EST today. The Company is not aware
of any physical damages caused to its property or equipment. GreenHunter is
continuing normal business operations at this facility.
The Company has hired legal counsel and plans to pursue all legal remedies
available under the law against those individuals and organizations that were
involved in today's illegal activities.
The New Matamoras bulk storage and transloading facility is a central
collecting station fully licensed to do business by the appropriate
governmental authorities. Contrary to erroneous media reports, this facility
only handles salt water from oil and gas wells located in the States of
Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. No Hazardous wastes or other unlicensed
materials are handled by GreenHunter Water at this location.
About GreenHunter Water, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of GreenHunter Energy,
GreenHunter Water, LLC provides Total Water Management Solutions™ in the
oilfield. An understanding that there is no single solution to E&P fluids
management shapes GreenHunter’s technology-agnostic approach to services. In
addition to licensing of and joint ventures with manufacturers of mobile water
treatment systems (Frac-Cycle^TM), GreenHunter Water is expanding capacity of
salt water disposal facilities, next-generation modular above-ground storage
tanks (MAG Tank™), advanced hauling and fresh water logistics services -
including 21st Century tracking technologies (RAMCAT^TM) that allow Shale
producers to optimize the efficiency of their water resource management and
planning while complying with emerging regulations and reducing cost.
Additional information about GreenHunter Water may be found at
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words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will" and similar
expressions constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ
materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result
of various important factors, including the substantial capital expenditures
required to fund its operations, the ability of the Company to implement its
business plan, government regulation and competition. GreenHunter Energy
undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the
GreenHunter Energy, Inc.
Jonathan D. Hoopes
President and Chief Operating Officer
1048 Texan Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051
Tel: (972) 410-1044
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