Battelle venture will take water from coal mines for fracking

March 6, 2013

Battelle is part of a new joint venture aimed at easing a potential fracking water shortage for oil and natural gas companies developing the Utica and Marcellus shale plays in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Winner Water Services Inc. is seeking bids to build its first facility to purify acid-mine wastewater for use in oil and gas drilling operations, said John Ontiveros, CEO of the joint venture formed in January by Battelle and Winner Global LLC, a company in Sharon, Pa., that develops technology and products for environmental and energy markets.


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