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Tecpetrol Buying Frac Sand in Argentina From Jan de Nul

In South America, sand shoveled out of a river in Argentina that is used to transport soybeans may soon reappear 700 miles away in the country’s booming shale fields, according to a report on Bloomberg.

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Superior Sands Hit With Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed March 27 in Pennsylvania claims that Superior Silica Sands has failed to pay bills submitted by a company it hired to manage a frac sand transloading facility in San Antonio, and owes the plaintiff a total of nearly $25 million.

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New Sand Association Launched in Texas

A consortium of leading Texas sand mining companies announced the launch of a new association focused on promoting environmental stewardship, economic growth, and policy education. The Industrial Sand Producers of Texas (ISPOT) will coordinate between industry, local communities and government officials on best practices for the sand mining industry.

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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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