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State, Not Federal Legislation Likely to Impact Frac Sand Market

The Washington D.C.-based law firm of Patton Boggs notes in its just-published U.S. post-election analysis that one issue likely to garner much more attention during the next four years will be hydraulic fracturing.

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Frac Sand Market to Increase 8.9 Percent Annually Through 2016

Cleveland-based market analysts The Freedonia Group just released a new study, “World Industrial Silica Sand” that includes projections for the North American Frac Sand market.

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Professors Address Frac Sand in Minnesota

Members of Winona State University’s (WSU) geology department discussed the geology of frac sand and its relation to Winona, Minn., and larger areas as part of WSU’s athenaeum series, according to a report in the Winona Daily News.

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Rock Products Releases Frac Sand Insider Webinar

Frac sand plants are currently being operated by everyone from giant corporations with extensive resources and high-tech equipment, all the way down to wildcat producers with a small deposit and mobile equipment. Should you break into the frac sand market?

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Ohio Workers’ Compensation System is Different

Many of the new out-of-state employers entering Ohio as a result of the developments in the oil and gas, and frac sand industry are unsuspectingly operating without proper workers’ compensation coverage, according to the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson. Without the proper workers’ compensation coverage from the Ohio State Insurance Fund, these out-of-state employers are at risk of being non-complying employers and subject to significant liability for any non-complying claims.

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