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A demand for sand

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By Anya Litvak / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The white sand beaches in Pennsylvania are a mile underground, where salt water and fine mesh sand luxuriate in the fracks of the Marcellus Shale. The volume of frack sand used at each well to prop open newly created fissures and allow gas to flow to the wellbore has been on the rise over ...

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Houston-based Baker Hughes to disclose its fracking chemicals

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The Associated Press The U.S. Department of Energy said Friday that it welcomes the decision by oil and gas industry supplier Baker Hughes to disclose all chemicals in hydraulic fracturing fluid. But Halliburton, a major competitor in the field, isn’t committing to such disclosure. Deputy Assistant Energy Secretary Paula Gant said that Baker Hughes’ move “is an important step in ...

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