Antero Resources, an oil and gas company that operates in north central West Virginia, has announced intentions to build a wastewater treatment complex in Doddridge County to support its hydraulic fracturing efforts.
Antero signed an agreement with Veolia Water Technologies to build the facility. The company anticipates the complex with be able to treat 60,000 barrels of water per day.
The $275 million facility located off of Route 50 on Gum Run Rd. will allow Antero to clean flowback water used in the fracking process enough that it can be reused on other wells rather than disposed of in an injection well.
The company anticipates it will take two years to complete the wastewater complex and will be three years before it is fully functional.
Antero estimates the wastewater treatment facility will save them about 150 thousand dollars per well on future completion costs.
Gov. Tomblin praised the project announcement in a press release, calling it good for both the state's environment and economy.