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Hi-Crush, ARB to Develop Rail Hubs

Hi-Crush Partners LP and ARB Midstream LLC announced that the companies have entered into definitive agreements to jointly develop and operate two energy rail hubs, one in the DJ Basin and one in the Permian Basin. Both facilities will be served by the Union Pacific Railroad, and will provide unit and manifest train capabilities for frac sand and crude oil. Hi-Crush will operate the frac sand terminals at these facilities, with the frac sand sourced from its production facilities in Wisconsin, and ARB will operate the crude-by-rail terminals.

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Victory Nickel Frac Sand Sales Decrease

Victory Nickel Inc. announced that frac sand sales during the first quarter of 2015 have been slower than anticipated. Sales decreased monthly from January to March and, as a result of current market conditions the company has temporarily suspended production at its Seven Persons, Alberta, Canada, frac sand plant (7P). The 7P Plant was just entering its full production stage following the start-up period towards the end of 2014.

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Di-Corp. Hopes to Build New Plant

A well-established Alberta, Canada, company is hoping to set up a plant in Yellowhead County, just west of Peers. Di-Corp is hoping build a frac sand, oil and gas facility beside the CN Rail mainline.

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New Fracking Laws Challenged by Industry

Following a process that included more than 1.5 million public comments, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell released final standards that she said will support “safe and responsible hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands.”

 

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