Frac Sand Insider Conference a Must-Attend Event
- Published: Thursday, 02 October 2014 14:26
Wildcat Minerals opened a new frac sand and proppant-transloading storage facility in Hannibal, Ohio. The expansion into this key unconventional play will allow the company to store more than 10,000 tons of proppants, receive barges and unit trains and further enhance its position as a premier national materials handler of oilfield consumables.
Badger Mining Co. and its sister company Atlas Resin Proppants plan to build a frac sand transportation facility just outside Douglas, Wyo., according to the Douglas Budget. The companies are working with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad to locate operations along the railroad’s main line right of way northwest of the city.
Victory Nickel Inc. announced it has entered into an option to acquire a 100 percent interest in a land package totaling more than 300 acres in southwestern Wisconsin. The company is specifically targeting a 100-acre ridge that has been determined to contain one of the highest quality frac sand deposits in North America.
Hydraulic fracturing is powering a boom in production that has made the United States the world’s leading producer of oil. Fracking requires a proppant and the most efficient option is frac sand.