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Lean Times Predicted for Wisconsin Sand

According to Rich Kremer, writing for Wisconsin Public Radio, after a year of decline for Wisconsin's frac sand mining industry marked by closures and bankruptcy, a national analyst expects more sluggish demand in 2020. Over the last two years, the once prized silica sand mined in Wisconsin, known as "Northern White," has fallen out of favor among a growing number of companies drilling for oil and natural gas in the nation's busiest oilfields of west Texas.

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Water Management for Hydraulic Fracturing Forecasts Top $174 Billion

Water management investment for hydraulic fracturing is forecasted to average $17 billion per year from 2019 through 2028, according to new market forecasts from Bluefield Research. Emboldened by growing demand for scaling water supplies and disposal needs, a host of midstream water companies backed by private equity and sovereign wealth funds are positioned to seize the opportunity going forward.

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Wisconsin DNR Concerned About Arsenic Levels

According to WQOW, there are new health concerns in Chippewa County, Wis., after tests at a bankrupt frac sand mine revealed high arsenic levels. Last month, the DNR was called to review a pond cleanup plan at the Superior Silica Sands mine near New Auburn, Wis.

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Hi-Crush Releases First Corporate Responsibility Report

Hi-Crush Inc. announced that it has released its first Corporate Responsibility Report, which covers the operating year 2018. The report details the company’s efforts across several areas of impact including health, safety, environmental, social and governance factors, and its performance relative to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) suggested reporting indicators.

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Wanipigow Sand Project Takes Another Step Forward

Canadian Premium Sand Inc. (CPS) has entered into a non-binding letter of interest with Hi-Crush Inc. on Dec. 6 that outlines the key terms for Hi-Crush to assist in the design and construction of the Wanipigow Sand Project.

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