By Business Wire, February 20, 2013, 12:58:00 AM EDT
GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
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
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
About GreenHunter Water, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of
GreenHunter Energy, Inc.)
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-CycleTM),
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 (RAMCATTM)
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 www.GreenHunterWater.com
Any statements in this press release about future expectations and
prospects for GreenHunter Energy and its business and other statements
containing the 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 future.
Source: GreenHunter Energy, Inc.