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Report Claims Frac Sand Companies Disregard Regs

A new Land Stewardship Project report claims to show that the frac sand mining industry in Wisconsin is systemically disregarding state regulations, a red flag to communities in Minnesota that are grappling with the onslaught of this industrial activity. The report, which is reportedly based on an analysis of public data and news reports, also documented over a dozen instances of influence peddling and conflicts of interest within the industry.

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Victory Nickel Reports Results

Victory Nickel Inc. reported financial results for the three and nine months ended Sept. 30, 2014. Commissioning of the company's dry frac sand processing plant in Seven Persons, Alberta, Canada, located approximately 18 km southwest of Medicine Hat was completed on Aug. 11, 2014.

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Hi-Crush Moves 1.2 Million Tons in Third Quarter

Hi-Crush reported third quarter results. Net income for the quarter was $37.3 million. The partnership reported earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of $43.9 million for the third quarter of 2014.

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Eagle Materials Acquires CRS Proppants

Eagle Materials Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CRS Proppants LLC and its subsidiaries, including Great Northern Sand LLC (CRS Proppants), an established supplier of high-quality northern-white frac sand to the energy industry.

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