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Superior Silica Sand Seeks Land for Transloading

Superior Silica Sand has submitted a letter of intent to purchase 40 acres of land in North Branch, Minn.’s ESSBY Business Park off 400th Street. At a North Branch City Council meeting, City Administrator Bridgitte Konrad said a purchase agreement with the business is likely months away, according to the ECM Post Review.

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Vista Sand Makes Progress on New Frac Sand Mine

According to the Pioneer Press, Glenwood City, Wis., has taken a step toward making a new frac sand mine a reality. The town’s city council voted 4-2 to approve a pre-annexation agreement with Texas-based Vista Sand, laying out a number of rules for the mine, which has been a controversial issue in the western Wisconsin city of about 1,200.

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Hi-Crush, U.S. Well Enter into Long-Term Contract

Hi-Crush Partners LP announced the entry into a three-year supply agreement by a subsidiary of Hi-Crush with U.S. Well Services, LLC, a Texas-based oilfield services provider of well stimulation services to the upstream oil and gas industry. The supply agreement requires U.S. Well to pay a specified price for a specified minimum volume of frac sand each month.

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Santrol Opens Eighth Proppant Terminal

Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced the opening of its eighth proppant terminal in the Eagle Ford formation as part of the continuing strategy to enhance customers’ transportation efficiency with product closer to the wellhead.

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ADM-Benson Quinn Adds Frac Sand Operation

After its first full year of business in an agriculture-based community, Archer Daniels Midland Co. has found an oil field niche at its Hebron, N.D., grain elevator, according to Prairie Business magazine. Not only does it take wheat, sunflowers and canola, it has added a frac sand transloading facility.

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