Navigable Waters Protection Rule Changes Again

A federal judge struck down the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR). The order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona brings a swift end to the regulation, which was modified under the Trump administration. Trump’s EPA reversed the changes made by the previous administration, removing permit requirements for things like man-made channels, groundwater and stream beds that…

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Sand and Gravel Rises in Second Quarter

The estimated U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in the second quarter of 2021 was 279 million metric tons (Mt), an increase of 11% compared with that of the second quarter of 2020, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Commodity Specialist Jason Willett. Production for consumption in the first six months of 2021 increased…

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Athabasca Minerals Touts Recent Progress

Athabasca Minerals Inc. reported financial statements for the second quarter ending June 30. In the second quarter of 2021, Athabasca reported consolidated revenue of $3.2 million ($0.2 million in the second quarter of 2020) with divisional contributions from AMI Aggregates, AMI RockChain, AMI Silica and TerraShift Engineering. Robert Beekhuizen, chief executive officer, stated, “AMI is on track for strengthened and…

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Select Sands Up By Double Digits

Select Sands Corp. announced operational and financial results for the second quarter of 2021, and the filing of its audited financial statements and associated management’s discussion and analysis. Key highlights include: ·  Sold 85,242 tons of frac and industrial sand during the second quarter of 2021, which was 42% higher than 59,970 tons sold in first quarter 2021 and 61%…

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This Week’s Market Buzz

• Oil prices jumped 3% at press time, recovering from a seven-day losing streak, with gains driven by a weaker dollar despite demand concerns stoked by rising cases of the Delta coronavirus variant. Brent crude climbed $2.59, or 3.9%, to $67.75 a barrel after touching its lowest since May 21 at $64.60. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for October…

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