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IMA-NA Sends Comments to EPA

On Monday, March 11th, the Industrial Minerals Association - North America (IMA-NA) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed National Compliance Initiatives for FY20-23 (NCI).

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U.S. Silica Defends Patents

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed several additional patent claims covering fundamental aspects of technology owned by its SandBox Logistics business unit, continuing to validate the strength of the SandBox patent portfolio.

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Schneyer Assesses Rystad Energy Analysis

By Joel Schneyer

On March 15, Rystad Energy released a report detailing that in-basin sand has no initial impact (i.e. the IPs show no material differences) on well productivity in the Permian Basin. In part due to this result, the group also surmises that the adoption rate of in-basin Permian dune sand has reached as high as 80 percent already in 2019. Infill Thinking reported similar market sentiment in February 2019 indicating:

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Atlas Sands Executives Featured on Local News

Atlas Sand Monahans’ Plant Manager Moe Connell told Your Basin the demand of frac sand has been on a steady rise, hand-in-hand with the demand for oil and gas.

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