Floridians Seek to Ban Fracking; Effort Called Misguided

Hundreds of Floridians gathered together in the state capitol to urge elected officials to pass a fracking ban, commit to increasing renewable energy sources and protect waterways.

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Property Owners Challenge Minnesota Frac Sand Ban

A group called Southeast Minnesota Property Owners and Roger Dabelstein, a resident of Saratoga Township in Winona County, Minn., filed a lawsuit in the Third Judicial District Court against Winona County over the frac sand ban passed by the county last year, according to the Post-Bulletin.

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Frac Sand Educational Session a Success at ConExpo-Con/Agg

At the recent ConExpo-Con/Agg show in Las Vegas, Rock Products sponsored an educational session entitled “Frac Sand: How Technology and Market Dynamics will Drive Future Success.” The session – moderated by Editor Mark S. Kuhar – included presentations by:

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Hi-Crushes Buys Former Recreation Area for Sand Deposits

Houston-based Hi-Crush Partners purchased a recreation area formerly known as The Dunes at Kermit, in Kermit, Texas, and has started preparing the site for frac sand production.

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Smart Sand Sees Increases in 2016 Volumes

Smart Sand Inc. announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2016. Revenues were $59.2 million for the full year 2016, compared with $47.7 million for the full year 2015, a 24 percent increase year over year. Overall tons sold were approximately 826,400 in the full year 2016, compared with approximately 750,700 tons sold in the full year 2015, a 10 percent increase year over year.

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