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Smart Sand Announces New Frac Sand Transloading Terminal

Smart Sand Inc. announced that it acquired the rights to operate a unit train capable transloading terminal in Van Hook, N.D., to service the Bakken Formation. The company paid consideration of approximately $15.5 million to acquire certain assets at the Van Hook terminal, and has entered into a long-term lease agreement in connection with the transaction.

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Coal Company Breaks Into Frac Sand Market

Hallador Energy Co., a Denver-based coal development and transportation-delivery company, is breaking into the frac sand business.

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Preferred Proppants Opens New Texas Plant

Preferred Proppants LLC has commenced commercial operations at its Atascosa, Texas, sand mine and facility, marking another milestone as the company continues its national in-basin sand strategy aimed at reducing the cost of sand and associated logistics for customers in the region.

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Hexion Completes Proppants Plant

The Oilfield Technology Group (OTG) of Hexion Inc. announced the completion of its resin-coated proppant manufacturing plant expansion in Canada. This expansion provides a more efficient supply of proppants to service companies and operators in the oil and gas industry.

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