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Vista Sand Makes Progress on New Frac Sand Mine

According to the Pioneer Press, Glenwood City, Wis., has taken a step toward making a new frac sand mine a reality. The town’s city council voted 4-2 to approve a pre-annexation agreement with Texas-based Vista Sand, laying out a number of rules for the mine, which has been a controversial issue in the western Wisconsin city of about 1,200.

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Santrol Opens Eighth Proppant Terminal

Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced the opening of its eighth proppant terminal in the Eagle Ford formation as part of the continuing strategy to enhance customers’ transportation efficiency with product closer to the wellhead.

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ADM-Benson Quinn Adds Frac Sand Operation

After its first full year of business in an agriculture-based community, Archer Daniels Midland Co. has found an oil field niche at its Hebron, N.D., grain elevator, according to Prairie Business magazine. Not only does it take wheat, sunflowers and canola, it has added a frac sand transloading facility.

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Hi-Crush, U.S. Well Enter into Long-Term Contract

Hi-Crush Partners LP announced the entry into a three-year supply agreement by a subsidiary of Hi-Crush with U.S. Well Services, LLC, a Texas-based oilfield services provider of well stimulation services to the upstream oil and gas industry. The supply agreement requires U.S. Well to pay a specified price for a specified minimum volume of frac sand each month.

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Midwestern Industries Double-Deck Screener Offers Flexibility

The new Model MR-7 Screener with its compact, highly efficient design is specially engineered for conveyor-type installations. The double-deck screener allows materials to be separated from an approximately 1-in. opening on the top deck to a separation down to 1/8-in. opening on the bottom screening deck.

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