Frac Sand Plant Opposed Near Texas Historical Site

There is opposition to a proposed frac sand processing plant in parts of Atascosa and Bexar counties, Texas. On Jan. 28, approximately 100 people gathered on Old Applewhite Road for two hours to share their concerns about the mine, according to the Pleasanton Express, one of which is that the site for the proposed plant is a historic one.

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Proppant Transport Technology for Use in High Salinity Water

Fairmount Santrol announced an extension to Propel SSP proppant transport technology, which increases hydraulic fracturing efficiency, for plays where operators face high produced-water disposal costs and constraints on freshwater availability.

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Hamm: We Can Double Oil Production to 20 Million Barrels a Day

U.S. drillers have the ability to double the country's oil production to 20 million barrels a day, but doing so too soon would tank oil prices, Continental Resources CEO and fracking advocate Harold Hamm said.

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Oilfield Services Report: Good News for Proppants

Headwaters MB has released its latest Oilfield Services Report. The report states that, “After two years of low or declining commodity prices and low rig counts, signs have begun to emerge that oil and gas markets may finally be on the path to recovery. With some stability in commodity prices, the question now is whether the oil market's optimism will hold while drillers enter budget-planning season over the next few months.”

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