Nuverra And XTO Agree To End McKenzie County Water Gathering Agreement
PR Newswire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: NES) ("Nuverra" or the "Company") announced today that it has mutually agreed with XTO Energy Inc. ("XTO") to terminate its contract for water-related midstream services in McKenzie County, North Dakota, due to the dramatic change in market conditions since the contract was executed in November 2014.

Mark Johnsrud, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, said, "With current low oil prices and substantially reduced drilling activities, there is significant uncertainty regarding customer activities in 2016. Because of these and other factors, we were compelled to end the contract."

Mr. Johnsrud continued, "We believe this is the most prudent decision and allows Nuverra to continue working with its customers, including XTO, as we structure water midstream agreements that reflect more current market conditions."

Nuverra remains committed to its long-term water midstream growth strategy. "We have worked diligently during the past year to secure the necessary rights-of-way and to engage world-class engineering, procurement, safety, and construction partners for this particular project," Mr. Johnsrud said. "On a broader level, we believe investments in water midstream development will bring valuable infrastructure resources, which will benefit our customers through reduced costs and increased reliability when market conditions improve."

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Nuverra Environmental Solutions is among the largest companies in the United States dedicated to providing comprehensive, full-cycle environmental solutions to customers in the energy market. Nuverra focuses on the delivery, collection, treatment, recycling, and disposal of restricted solids, water, wastewater, waste fluids and hydrocarbons. The Company provides its suite of environmentally compliant and sustainable solutions to customers who demand stricter environmental compliance and accountability from their service providers. Find additional information about Nuverra on the Company's website,, and in documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) at

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