July 8, 2020

Tallgrass Energy Announces Exclusive Partnership in Oil and Gas Space with ECOVAP, a Pioneer in Wastewater Management Technology

Tallgrass Energy Announces Exclusive Partnership in Oil and Gas Space with ECOVAP, a Pioneer in Wastewater Management Technology

July 8, 2020

LEAWOOD, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tallgrass Energy, LP, through its Tallgrass Water division, today announced it has entered into a multi-year agreement with ECOVAP, Inc., a leader in wastewater elimination that gives Tallgrass Water exclusive rights within the oil and gas industry to use the company’s patented and patent-pending wastewater management technology. The proprietary technology evaporates water exponentially faster than traditional disposal methods. (full story)

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