French Company Confirms Building $275M Wastewater Plant for Antero

was there ever any doubtIn August MDN brought you the news that Antero Resources has decided to build a new state-of-the-art frack wastewater treatment plant in Doddridge County, WV for $275 million (see Antero Building New 60K Bbl Wastewater Recycling Facility in WV). The plant will process up to 60,000 barrels per day of flowback and brine (or “produced water”). We also told you there is a bit of controversy about the project. Antero selected French-based Veolia to build and operate the plant instead of using WV-based Fairmont Brine Processing (see Did Antero Pull the Rug Out from Under Fairmont Brine Processing?). Land clearing was already underway at the Antero site, and permits already applied for, when the news broke in August. Which makes it kind of strange when we saw a press release issued this morning from the Paris, France-based Veolia touting that Antero has selected them to build the plant. Was there ever any doubt? Why did Veolia wait two months to issue their own press release that essentially repeats the details in the earlier Antero press release? Here’s the Veolia press release, fwiw…

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