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North American Proppant Demand to Reach $9.4 Billion in 2017

North American proppant demand has risen sharply since 2002, rising from $250 million to nearly $5 billion in 2012. While growth is expected to slow from the heady early years, stellar double-digit annual gains are still expected, with overall demand reaching more than 100 billion lb. by 2017, valued at $9.4 billion.

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Methane Pollution Subject to Conflicting Explanations

Drilling for natural gas caused “significant damage” to drinking-water aquifers in a Pennsylvania town at the center of a fight over the safety of hydraulic fracturing, according to a report prepared by a federal official.

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EPA Updates Oil and Gas Standards for Storage Tanks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued updates to its April 2012 oil and natural gas standards for storage tanks, which allow responsible oil and natural gas production while ensuring air emissions are reduced as quickly as possible.

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Company Acquires Securities of Victory Nickel

Nuinsco Resources Limited has acquired beneficial ownership of 53,799,900 units of securities of Victory Nickel Inc. pursuant to Victory Nickel's previously announced Rights Offering.

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