Select Sands Names New President and CEO

Select Sands Corp. announced that Zigurds "Zig" Vitols, the company's current chief operating officer, has been appointed president and CEO. Vitols will be replacing Rasool Mohammad, who will be taking on a new role as chief operating officer of Select Sands and president of American Select Corp., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Select Sands.

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Badger Mining Offers Proppant Transport Technology

Badger Mining Corp. (BMC) announced the release of its newest product offering for the oil and gas industry, a proven proppant transport technology known as TURBOprop.

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EPA Claims Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its scientific report on the impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources, which provides states and others the scientific foundation to better protect drinking water resources in areas where hydraulic fracturing is occurring or being considered. The report, done at the request of Congress, provides scientific evidence that hydraulic fracturing activities can impact drinking water resources in the United States under some circumstances.

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Heartland Institute Releases Sand Policy Study

The Heartland Institute has released the fifth in its series of policy studies authored by Mark Krumenacher and Isaac Orr, “Comprehensive Regulatory Control and Oversight of Industrial Sand (Frac Sand) Mining.”

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Fairmount Santrol Third-Quarter Report Offers Promise

Fairmount Santrol announced results for the third quarter of 2016. Third-quarter revenues were $134.8 million, up 18 percent from $114.2 million in the second quarter of 2016 and down 21 percent from $171.0 million for the third quarter of 2015. Overall volumes sold were 2.4 million tons for the quarter, an increase of 24 percent from 2.0 million tons in the second quarter of 2016 and an increase of 19 percent from 2.0 million tons in the third quarter of 2015.

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