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Frac Sand - Industry Briefs

Two challengers out-polled incumbent Trempealeau County, Wis., supervisor Tom Bice in a recent primary election, leaving the frac sand mining proponent off the April general election ballot. Jon Schultz and Daryl Kramer received 61 and 55 votes, respectively, according to the LaCrosse Tribune. Bice, the District 5 supervisor since 2010 and former chairman of the Environment and Land Use Committee, received 46 votes. Schultz and Kramer both support Trempealeau County’s moratorium on new frac sand mining permits.

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Processing Begins at Victory Nickel's Seven Persons Plant

Victory Nickel Inc. announced that the first nine-railcar shipment of washed, concentrated sand from Winona, Minn., has arrived, been unloaded and moved to the company's Seven Persons (7P) frac sand plant near Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, for initial plant commissioning.

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Wildcat Opens Transloading Storage Facility

Wildcat Minerals has opened a new frac sand and proppant transloading storage facility in Odessa, Texas. In addition, the company is near completion of modifications to its unit train capable facility in East Fairview, ND.

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Texas Fracking Advocate Takes Message to UK

A high-profile advocate for hydraulic fracturing has taken to national newspaper advertising in the UK to face down doubters and opponents. Texan energy industry executive Chris Faulkner – the president and chief executive of Breitling Energy Corp. – in a full-page ad in The Sunday Telegraph, asks, “Do you know your country is blessed with an incredible gift?”

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