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This Week’s Market Buzz

  • The Sierra Club organized a protest at Starved Rock State Park in LaSalle County, Ill., to speak out against Mississippi Sand’s proposed 200-acre mining and processing plant just outside the park.

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This Week’s Market Buzz

  • A Canadian frac sand operation, Superior Sand Systems Inc., is looking to build a new site in Wabasha, Minn. Community leaders are concerned about truck traffic ­– more than 400 trips per day – over the Mississippi Bridge. Superior Sand Systems submitted a conditional use permit application on September 5, according to KTTC News. When the plan reached the city's planning department, it was temporarily refused because it was considered incomplete.

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This Week’s Market Buzz

  • In February, Tennessee truck-stop conglomerate Pilot Flying J bought Utah's Western Petroleum, one of the largest private companies in the country that supply fuel to drilling rigs serving the hydraulic fracturing market. Late last month, the company bought Maxum Petroleum, a fuel provider based in Connecticut.

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