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University Researches Smart MicroChip Proppants Technology

University of Kansas (KU) researchers have earned a $3.5 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy in partnership with the Houston-based E&P company EOG Resources and in collaboration with the University of California-Los Angeles to develop a new Smart MicroChip Proppants technology that could make unconventional reservoir development by hydraulic fracturing more efficient for energy producers.

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DC Circuit Dismisses CERCLA Financial Assurances Challenges

In a significant victory for the mining industry, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently dismissed challenges filed by six environmental groups of EPA’s decision not to require financial assurances for hardrock mining facilities under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), according to Mark Ellis, president of The Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA).

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Smart Sand Tons Sold, Revenues Up in Second Quarter

Smart Sand Inc. second-quarter revenues were $67.9, an increase of 31% compared to first-quarter revenues of $51.8 million, and an increase of 25% compared to second-quarter 2018 revenues of $54.4 million.

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