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Minnesota County Bans Frac Sand Mining

According to the Winona Post, Winona County, Minn., board members Marie Kovecsi, Greg Olson and Jim Pomeroy voted 3-2 vote to move forward with banning the frac sand industry in rural Winona County. A final vote on the ban will not be held until the board’s November 22 meeting and the board could still change course.

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Hi-Crush Has Successful Test of Integrated Delivery Solution

Hi-Crush Partners LP announced the successful pilot test of its PropStream integrated delivery solution, which is designed to structurally enhance the efficiency of sand delivery in the well completion process.

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Fairmont Santrol Encouraged by Demand

Fairmount Santrol announced preliminary financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2016. The unaudited preliminary financial results for the third quarter of 2016 represent the most current information available to management.

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USGS Reports Industrial Sand Production

In 2015, industrial sand and gravel valued at about $8.3 billion was produced by 230 companies from 335 operations in 35 states, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s latest Mineral Commodity Survey. The value of production of industrial sand and gravel in 2015 remained unchanged over the previous year.

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