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Emerge Energy Reports Results

Emerge Energy Services announced fourth quarter and full-year 2015 financial and operating results. The company reported a net loss of $9.9 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2015. This includes full-quarter sales of 581,000 tons of sand. For the year ended Dec. 31, 2015, Emerge Energy reported net loss of $9.4 million.

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New Frac Sand Study Focuses on Social Impacts

A new policy study, “Social Impacts of Industrial Sand (Frac Sand) Mining: Land Use and Values,” was released by The Heartland Institute. According to the group, “It is intended to help local policymakers and the general public better understand the potential impacts of industrial sand operations on property values in the vicinity of sand-mining operations.”

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Pattison Sand Co. Seeks Expansion in Iowa

Clayton County officials have commissioned a study to determine the environmental and aesthetic impacts of a proposed expansion of Iowa's only frac sand mine.

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Frac Sand: Long-Term Prospects Still Good

According to Wisconsin Public Radio, despite oil prices hitting their lowest point in more than a decade, some frac sand market analysts expect prices to improve and demand for Wisconsin sand to build this year.

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