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This Week’s Market Buzz

  • Frac Resources, a Houston-based frac sand logistics and distribution company, has partnered with La Porte, Texas-based Frontier Logistics LP to construct a new rail park on 550 acres of land in the Permian Basin. The newly planned $10 million rail park is located about 30 miles east of Midland, Texas ­– an area where the company said there is a need for more rail service.

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  • Six Wisconsin frac sand companies are under watch by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) because of alleged storm water violations, according to WQOW News 18. The agency said in each case, sediment-laden storm water left the site and reached surface water somewhere else.

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  • According to the Houston County News, The Winona County, Minn., Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the first frac sand mine in the county. The 20-acre Nisbit mine site in Saratoga Township has been the subject of multiple public hearings dating back to October 2011.

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According to the Winona Daily News, Buffalo County, Minn., zoning supervisors have voted 3-1 to approve changes to the county’s frac sand regulations. The biggest change would require the county’s board of adjustment to consider both individual and cumulative effects from a mining operation by investigating location, size, traffic density and other factors.

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