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GreenHunter Water Initiates New Business Segment Involving Ohio River Barge Transloading and Water Storage Facility

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GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

GreenHunter Energy, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GRH), a diversified water resource management company specializing in the unconventional oil and gas shale resource plays, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GreenHunter Water, LLC, has entered into a five year lease for an existing truck and barge transloading and water storage facility located in Washington County, Ohio. The existing facility and infrastructure is ideally positioned on the Ohio River in the heart of the Marcellus and evolving Utica Shale resource plays and will serve as a strategic operating base for GreenHunter's Appalachia water management businesses.

Originally constructed in 1966 by Mobil Oil, the approximate 10 acre facility contains 70,000 barrels (BBL) of functional bulk liquids storage tank capacity, a barge transloading station, a covered loading station with multiple truck servicing bays and office space. The two 20,000 BBL tanks and one 30,000 BBL tank were originally used for gasoline storage until they were decommissioned in 1990 and will now serve as temporary fluids storage of fresh water and production water. The barge terminal assets located on the Ohio River will enable GreenHunter Water to significantly increase the Company's current logistics. Management is budgeting capital expenditures of approximately $500,000 over the near term to bring the facility into full operating condition.

Commenting on this new transaction, Jonathan D. Hoopes, GreenHunter President and COO, stated, “By taking advantage of our proximity to Appalachia's busiest navigable water ways, we are introducing a new transportation and logistics alternative to our growing base of customers for brine water. In addition to significant cost savings, we estimate that barging can reduce up to 60% of on-road truck hours providing a tremendous benefit to the local communities in conjunction with increased safety. Management continues to look for ways to further reduce the overall cost of water management for the benefit to our customers as we build out our Total Water Management Solutions™ portfolio.”

About GreenHunter Water, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary or 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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.

GreenHunter Energy, Inc.
Jonathan D. Hoopes
President & COO
1048 Texan Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051
Tel: (972) 410-1044
jhoopes@greenhunterenergy.com

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