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Loving facility to expand pipeline capability


LOVING – A Texas based company, Rangeland Energy, will build a system designed to transport crude oil from the Delaware Basin to markets across the U.S. using an outbound rail and pipeline. “It’s nothing new happening out there, but it’s part of Rangeland’s master plan,” said Jay Jenkins, president of the Carlsbad Department of Development. Rangeland is developing its RIO ...

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Houston County commissioners mum on frac-sand ban

CALEDONIA — Houston County doesn’t have a complete ban on mining silica sand for use in energy extraction. Last Wednesday, the county board took a unanimous nonbinding vote that would have made the county the first in the state with an outright ban. The board said it wanted to make some changes to the ordinance and add a preamble explaining ...

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Minnesota county considers frac-sand ban

Houston County is close to adopting a permanent ban on frac-sand mining — a step that would be a first in Minnesota and a new twist in the Midwest’s sand-mining boom. The County Board adopted the ordinance 5-0 this week in a preliminary vote, and it is expected to give it final approval this month after the county attorney reviews ...

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Demand for frac sand moves Well Site Supply to build new facility

Featured Partner The upstream sector of the energy industry has been on a continuous roller coaster of oil price uncertainty over the past few months. Eventually low crude prices will thrust concerns into other avenues of energy development and manufacturing. But sand used for hydraulic fracturing hasn’t had to face those challenges quite yet. Wisconsin, a super-producer of frac sand, ...

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Halliburton frac sand plant approved


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Richardton city officials have unanimously approved the land rezoning required to build a Halliburton frac sand plant and trans-loading facility consisting of 300 acres west of the town near I-94. Halliburton hopes to be running the plant by next June. The project was recently tabled due to the concerns of a resident, Julian Zimmerman, who ...

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Fracking requires a special type of sand

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The hydraulic fracturing process utilizes a plethora of different substances to release hydrocarbons from deep below the earth’s surface, but a recent report by the Greeley Tribune asserts that the most important of these elements is sand. As the cocktail of water, chemicals and sand are injected into the ground at high pressures, sand ...

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