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New Details on Emerge Energy Services Expansion

Emerge Energy Services LP announced additional details regarding its previously announced development of a new mining and processing operation located in Kingfisher County, Okla.

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Shale Support Purchases Two Louisiana Mines

Shale Support, a leading provider of frac sand and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market, announced it has closed on a deal purchasing two natural mines in Kinder and Central Louisiana. This expansion adds 2 million tons of nameplate capacity to Shale Support, increasing the organization’s total capacity to 5 million tons annually.

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Covia Corp. Hits the Ground Running

Fairmount Santrol and Unimin Corp. announced that they have received the regulatory approvals required to complete their announced merger, including approval from the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE). The companies also revealed the approval by a majority of Fairmount Santrol shareholders at the special shareholder meeting held May 25.

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No Harmful Chemicals Found After Spill

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials say early tests have found no harmful chemicals after a spill near a frac sand mine sent millions of gallons of sludge into area waterways. A contractor's bulldozer slid into a pond last month, leading to an hours-long rescue at a Hi-Crush Partners mine in Whitehall, Wis. Rescuers emptied 10 million gal. of water to reach the driver.

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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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