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USGS Publishes Milestone Frac Sand Studies in Rock Products

Newly released research from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) describes U.S. hydraulic fracturing (frac) sand deposits and their locations, and provides estimates of frac sand production, consumption and reserves. A companion map of producing and potential frac sand and resin-coated sand source units in the conterminous U.S. is also included in the research studies, which were published in the May issue of Rock Products magazine.

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HydroLoc Hydrocarbon Remediation Process a Hit

32 greenearth 150Green Earth started in Milliken, Colo., as a fairly routine reclamation business – seeding, commercial landscaping, soil and water management. But when the bottom dropped out of the real estate development market in 2009, owners Bruce Sandau and Jim Daulton turned to the oil and gas fields for new opportunities. “We did storm water management, reseeding and general reclamation work for them, and the business has been good for us,” Sandau said.

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