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Frac Sand Plant to Pay Air Pollution Fine

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said a Marshfield, Wis., operation involved with frac sand has been ordered to pay $80,000 for violating state air pollution control laws, according to WAOW TV.

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Financing a Boost to NFP Frac Sand Operations

Houston-based frac sand producer Northern Frac Proppants II LLC (NFP) announced the successful completion of a $77 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a five-year term loan. Proceeds from the new credit facility will be used to expand NFP’s operating frac sand mine and production facility in Alma Center, Wis., and bring online additional frac sand processing facilities located on Class 1 rail lines in Wisconsin.

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Canadian Producer Moving Forward on Project

Declan Resources Inc. updated the status of its Firebag River Property in northeast Alberta, Canada. An initial review of the Firebag River Property in November by Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd. of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, indicated encouraging values for high-quality frac sand from samples collected in Cretaceous sandstones of the McMurray Formation.

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