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Emerge Energy Services Plans New Plant

Emerge Energy Services LP plans to expand its sand operations with a new mining and processing facility located in Kingfisher County, Okla. Superior Silica Sands, a unit of Emerge Energy, inked a 25-year lease deal for the mining rights to 600 acres, located around 60 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. It also agreed to buy 40 acres of land adjoining its leased acreages for the construction of wet and dry processing plants.

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Alpine Silica Announces Two New Projects

Alpine Silica announced two new projects in Van Horn, Texas, and Fay, Okla., further adding to its existing portfolio. The firm currently owns and operates one plant in the Permian basin, with production capacity of approximately three million tons of high-quality frac sand per year.

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Wisconsin DNR to Review Meteor Decision

According to a report on Wisconsin Public Radio, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has agreed to review – and possibly overturn – an administrative law judge’s ruling stating the agency acted improperly when it issued wetland permits to a controversial frac sand mining project.

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Claim Post Acquires Nine Quarry Leases

Claim Post Resources Inc. has acquired title to and control over nine quarry leases from a number of third parties, including Char Crete Ltd., Simmons Construction Ltd. and O/S Investment Corp. for a total investment of $1.3 million. These leases are directly adjacent to Claim Post’s existing quarry leases, consolidating Claim Post’s strategic control over the Tier 1 Frac Sand deposit at Seymourville, Manitoba, Canada.

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Black Mountain Sand Expands into Eagle Ford

Black Mountain Sand, a Texas-based in-basin frac sand provider, announced its expansion into the Eagle Ford Shale with the acquisition of 2,300 acres in Atascosa County. The company will begin immediate construction on its third Texas operation with anticipated delivery of its first commercial tons by year-end 2018.

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