Antero 'idles' Clearwater Facility, subcontracted workers could lose jobs

Doddridge County, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The Antero Clearwater Facility in Doddridge County has been idled to assess cost-effectiveness and about 20 subcontracted workers could lose their current positions.

According to Antero's Chief Administrative Officer Alvyn Schopp, right now the facility has no water going into the plant.

The idling could cause the subcontracted workers to work somewhere else, but no Antero jobs are threatened at this time.

The facility treats water that comes out of gas wells and separates the produced water.

The plant originally opened in late 2017 early 2018. There is no time-frame for its re-open.

The facility took hundreds of millions of dollars to build.