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Study: Well Stimulation Materials to Rise Through 2016

U.S. demand for well stimulation materials is forecast to rise 10.2 percent annually to nearly $12 billion in 2016, according to a study offered by Cleveland-based The Freedonia Group. Growth will be driven by continued advances in hydraulic fracturing technology designed to increase the productivity of both new and existing wells. Proppants, gases, and base fluid materials will be among the fastest growing products.

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Meeting Demand an Issue in Frac Sand Market

Hi-Crush Partners L.P., a Wisconsin producer of frac sand, kicked off an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on August 16. The company, in its prospectus released prior to the IPO, documented some of the supply-line challenges the company and others like it face in the future.

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