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Santrol Begins Self-Suspending Proppant Production

Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced full-scale production of self-suspending proppant technology is underway at a Texas plant. Additional manufacturing sites will be integrated into the value chain during the first half of 2014 as field trials continue to validate the increased hydraulic fracturing efficiency with this technology.

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Wastewater Disposal Issues Addressed

The Neptune Evaporator System manufactured by Hot Springs, Ark.-based Neptune Systems is a new revolutionary and low-cost method for environmentally-sound leachate, storm water, and wastewater disposal in waste management, fracking, water treatment, industrial and mining applications.

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Frac Sand Company Honored by Local Chamber

According to WQOW TV, a frac sand company has been named the “Business of the Year” by the Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce. Fairmount Minerals received the award. The chamber says the company sets the bar high for the frac sand industry and has demonstrated its support to the community in numerous ways.

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Study: Methane Leakage from Shale Gas Lower Than Alleged

Initial findings from a new comprehensive study undertaken by the Environmental Defense Fund and the University of Texas found that methane leakage rates from natural gas systems were far below estimates of previous studies.

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Preferred Sands Named to Technology List

Preferred Sands was named to Deloitte's 19th annual Technology Fast 500. This exclusive ranking features the nation’s fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies and Preferred Sand’s inclusion recognizes the company’s success in driving increased demand for its environmentally sensitive innovations within the oil and gas industry.

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