Everything’s Bigger in Texas

May 28, 2020 – Digging a little deeper into the latest U.S. Geological Survey quarterly report, we find that Texas once again leads the nation in crushed stone, and sand and gravel production. In the first quarter of the year, Texas produced 40,600,000 metric tons of crushed stone, and 23,000,000 metric tons of construction sand and gravel, for a total of 63,600,000 metric tons of total…

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Atlas Sand Co. Celebrates Grand Opening of Monahans, Texas, Facility

Atlas Sand Co. LLC announced the grand opening of its Monahans, Texas, facility. On Oct. 30, the first scheduled deliveries of frac sand from the Atlas Monahans site were fulfilled. The Monahans facility’s anticipated production capacity is currently approximately 4 million tpy, and management expects the facility to reach this production rate within the next six weeks.

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Atlas Sand Co. Opens New Kermit, Texas, Facility

Atlas Sand Co. celebrated the grand opening of its Kermit, Texas, facility. On July 29, 2018, the first scheduled deliveries of frac sand from the Atlas Kermit site were fulfilled. The Kermit facility’s anticipated production capacity is currently approximately 4 million tpy, and management expects the facility to reach this production rate within the next six weeks, with details of…

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Frac Sand Plant Opposed Near Texas Historical Site

There is opposition to a proposed frac sand processing plant in parts of Atascosa and Bexar counties, Texas. On Jan. 28, approximately 100 people gathered on Old Applewhite Road for two hours to share their concerns about the mine, according to the Pleasanton Express, one of which is that the site for the proposed plant is a historic one.

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Texas Fracking Advocate Takes Message to UK

A high-profile advocate for hydraulic fracturing has taken to national newspaper advertising in the UK to face down doubters and opponents. Texan energy industry executive Chris Faulkner – the president and chief executive of Breitling Energy Corp. – in a full-page ad in The Sunday Telegraph, asks, “Do you know your country is blessed with an incredible gift?”

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Advancing Wind Farm Technology

The Department of Energy (DOE), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), National Wind Institute of Texas Tech University (NWI/TTU), and Group NIRE (NIRE) formally commissioned the SWiFT (Scaled Wind Farm Technology) test facility on July 9th in Lubbock, Texas.

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