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Vista Proppants and Logistics Files for IPO

Vista Proppants and Logistics (VPROP), a leading provider of frac sand solutions in Texas and Oklahoma, filed with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.

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Wayfinder Corp. Opens Second Unit Train Frac-Sand-Storage, Transloading Facility

Wayfinder Corp. opened it second unit train frac-sand-storage and transloading facility in Gold Creek, Alberta, Canada. The Gold Creek facility is connected to the CN Rail network and is strategically positioned to serve the strong demand for silica sand primarily in the Montney formation.

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Minnesota Sands Appeals Frac Sand Mining Ban

Minnesota Sands is not done challenging the Winona County, Minn., frac sand mining ban in court. Winona County District Court Judge Mary Leahy ruled last November to uphold the county's ban. Last week, the frac sand operator appealed the case to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, according to the Winona Post.

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Badger Mining Corp. Releases Badger Tundra

Badger Mining Corp. (BMC) announced the release of Badger Tundra, a first-of-its-kind, activator-free, low-temperature resin coated Northern White sand that works in conditions as low as 70 degrees Fahrenheit. While competitor's products either crumble under the pressure, fail to generate consistent bond strength at low temperatures, or set up prematurely, BMC's Badger Tundra sets the benchmark in activator-free, low-temperature proppant flowback solutions, according to the company.

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This Week's Market Buzz

  • According to a report from the Associated Press, some energy producers are still willing to pay more for Wisconsin's high-quality frac sand despite increasing competition from Texas producers. Many energy companies still value Wisconsin sand because of its strength, plus companies can drill deeper and keep oil wells producing longer. Some companies are also mixing Wisconsin sand with less-expensive Texas sand.

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