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Frac Sand Demand Ticks Upward

Frac sand and proppants have seen a surprise turnaround in demand projections during the first half of 2016, according to a recent report from Tudor Pickering. Many investors and industry observers left this segment of the oil market for dead at the beginning of the year, however, a perfect storm of factors has caused a surprising turnaround in this segment.

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Frac Sand Insider Conference Draws Attendees; Protestors

Rock Products held its third Frac Sand Insider conference May 10-11 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis. Almost 300 people attended the event, which was highlighted by an educational program, expo and social events.

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Badger Opens Transload Facility in Ohio

Rayland, Ohio, a village located 50 miles southwest of Pittsburgh and situated along the Ohio River, is home to the newest transload facility for Badger Mining Corporation (BMC), a family-owned, values-driven supplier of Premium Northern-White industrial raw and coated silica sand.

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Preferred Sands Touts Nebraska Sand

Preferred Sands announced that third-party testing and real production data confirm that silica sand from its Genoa, Neb., processing facility provides comparable crush and performance benefits to Northern White Sand, in addition to offering a lower proppant cost and logistics savings.

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Fairmount Santrol Announces First-Quarter 2016 Results

Fairmount announced results for the first quarter of 2016. First-quarter 2016 revenues were $145.5 million, up 8 percent from $134.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, and down 52 percent from $301.5 million for the same period in 2015. Overall volumes sold were 2.1 million tons for the quarter, an increase of 10 percent from 1.9 million tons in the fourth quarter of 2015 and a decline of 8 percent from 2.3 million tons in the first quarter of 2015.

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