GRAPEVINE, Texas, April 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GreenHunter Resources, Inc. (NYSE MKT:GRH and GRH.PRC), a diversified water resource, waste management, environmental services, and hydrocarbon marketing company specializing in the unconventional oil and natural gas shale resource plays, announced today that Melissa Pagen has been appointed to Vice President - Business Development at GreenHunter Resources, Inc., effective April 15, 2015.

Melissa Pagen has more than ten years of professional business development experience in both the private and public sectors – five years specifically focused on energy, along with a proven track record of facilitating long term business relationships with both customers and industry professionals. As Vice President - Business Development, Ms. Pagen will be responsible for strengthening existing as well as developing new business opportunities that support the company's core lines of business as it relates to the water disposal and fluids management industry, including our proprietary MAG Tank ®, an above-ground, customizable water storage solution. Prior to joining GreenHunter Resources, Ms. Pagen co-founded Saints Oilfield Services, LLC, (a.k.a. "Dakota Fly Ash") in the Bakken Shale of North Dakota. As general partner and co-founder of Saints Oilfield Services, LLC, Ms. Pagen utilized her industry expertise to advise and provide clients with environmental service materials in the Bakken Oil Shale, while building client relationships that she brings with her to GreenHunter. Ms. Pagen also served as Vice President, Marketing and Sales at publicly-traded Sionix Corporation. At Sionix, Ms. Pagen played a key role in building, designing and developing the company's communications and investor relations platform. Under her term at Sionix, Ms. Pagen helped grow the company's sales distribution channel; increasing visibility of the Sionix self-contained, mobile water treatment system, both domestically and internationally. Ms. Pagen is a member of the Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association (SOOGA), as well as the Independent Oil and Gas Association, West Virginia (IOGAWV). In 2014, Ms. Pagen was honored with a WING Award (Women In Natural Gas), by Shale Media Group. Ms. Pagen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles where she graduated summa cum laude.

Kirk J. Trosclair, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of GreenHunter Resources, Inc., commented, "Melissa's work ethic and integrity are both well respected within the water business. She brings a great deal of energy industry experience that will add value to our management team. As our business continues to accelerate to new heights, Melissa's technical background, superior client management skills and strong relationships in the industry will be instrumental in further growing our water disposal and fluids management operations."

About GreenHunter Resources, Inc.

GreenHunter Resources, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, GreenHunter Water, LLC, GreenHunter Environmental Solutions, LLC, and GreenHunter Hydrocarbons, LLC, provides Total Water Management Solutions™/Oilfield Fluid Management Solutions™ in the oilfield and its shale plays of the Appalachian Basin. GreenHunter Water continues to expand its services package by increasing down-hole injection capacity with Class II salt water disposal wells and facilities, with the launch of next-generation modular above-ground frac water storage tanks (MAG Tank™), and with advanced water hauling – including a growing fleet of DOT rated 407 trucks, for hauling condensates and water with the presence of condensates. GreenHunter Water has also spearheaded the movement to barge brine water, as barging is a safer and more cost-effective mode of transport than trucking or rail.

GreenHunter Environmental Solutions, LLC offers onsite environmental solutions at the well pad and facilities, with a service package that includes tank and rig cleaning, liquid and solid waste removal/remediation, solidification, and spill response. An understanding that an interconnected suite of services is key to E&P waste stream management shapes GreenHunter Resources' comprehensive end-to-end approach to services.

GreenHunter Hydrocarbons, LLC offers transportation of hydrocarbons (oil, condensate, and NGLs) and will soon offer storage, processing, and marketing of hydrocarbons (oil, condensate, and NGLs) in the Appalachian region, leveraging off of our existing asset base and infrastructure, which includes up to six different barge terminal locations, presently owned or leased by GreenHunter Resources.

For a visual animation of the Class II Salt Water Disposal well development and completion technique that is being utilized in GreenHunter Water's Appalachia SWD program, navigate to the video by clicking on "Salt Water Disposal Animation" button on the Operations tab at or click 1.

Additional information about GreenHunter Water may be found at

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