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Sand and Gravel Production Down in First Quarter

The estimated U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2017 was 165 Mt, a decrease of 4 percent compared with that of the same period of 2016. The revised estimated annual output produced for consumption in 2016 was 945 Mt, a slight increase compared with the annual output for 2015. This was previously reported as 959 Mt.

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Dragon Products Offers Roll-Off Frac Sand Hauling System

The new roll-off frac sand hauling system manufactured by Dragon Products offers an alternative to delivery from the standard pneumatic trailer. Dragon’s Roll-Off Sand Pod reduces costly wait times at well sites by reducing long lines, and demurrage pay.

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Opposition Groups File Suit to Prevent Wetlands Fill

Environmental groups and the Ho-Chunk Nation are going to court to block a frac sand mine from filling a wetland in Monroe County, Wis., according to Wisconsin Public Radio.

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Select Sands Sees Sales Volume Increases

Select Sands Corp. provided an operations update, including higher than previously expected sales volumes for the second quarter of 2017.

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Mapping, Sampling to Begin on 92 Resources’ Golden Frac Project

92 Resources Corp. said that that field crews have mobilized to its Golden Frac Sand Property, located approximately 5 km from Golden, British Columbia, Canada. The property hosts excellent infrastructure with ranch and logging roads present throughout the area, and railhead access in Golden.

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