Dakota Plains Holdings Files Chapter 11

Dakota Plains Holdings Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Dakota Plains Transloading LLC, Dakota Plains Sand LLC, Dakota Plains Marketing LLC, DPTS Marketing LLC, DPTS Sand LLC and Dakota Petroleum Transport Solutions LLC (together with the company, the debtors), filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota.

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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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