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Frac Sand Forum in Minnesota Draws 300

Fears that a Wisconsin-style frac sand mining boom could reach the east metro communities of the Twin Cities drew a crowd of more than 300 people to a forum in Mahtomedi, Minn., according to Minnesota Public Radio.

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Preferred Sands Honored for Environmental Initiatives

Preferred Sands, one of North America’s largest proppant, well logistics and resin technology companies, was awarded the “Environmental Initiative of the Year” award for the Midcontinent region during the 2013 Oil & Gas Awards.

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EOG Tests Safer Hydraulic Fracturing Mix

EOG Resources Inc., a Houston-based crude oil and natural gas company, is testing the use of different types, quantities and mixtures of hydraulic fracturing fluids, and are sharing their findings throughout EOG.

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Fairmount Acquires Proppant Business

Fairmount Minerals has completed the acquisition of FTS International’s (FTSI) proppant business, including certain sand mining plants, resin-coating plants and distribution terminals.

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Victory Nickel Signs Transloading Agreement

Victory Nickel Inc. has signed an agreement with Seven Rivers Inter-Modal Terminal, LLC for the transloading from truck to rail of frac sand concentrate produced in Wisconsin for transport to, and final processing at, its Seven Persons frac sand plant near Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

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