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Hexion Releases New Resin-Coated Proppants

The Oilfield Technology Group (OTG) of Hexion Inc. announced the release of its kRT resin-coated proppants that provide a cost-effective option for the oil and gas industry, while delivering superior performance compared to uncoated frac sand, according to the company.

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Report: North American Silica Sand Demand Will Increase

Silica sand demand in North America is forecast to expand 5.1 percent per year through 2020 to 82.8 million metric tons, according to World Industrial Silica Sand, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.

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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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