US Silica to supply 1.5m tonnes frac sand to Illinois facility

By Nilima Choudhury
Published: Friday, 14 March 2014

Company is second largest producer of commercial silica (frac) sand, which is in increasingly high demand as a result of the shale gas boom in the US.

US Silica Holdings Inc., North America’s second largest silica (frac) sand supplier, confirmed this week it has entered into an agreement to manage a facility in Waltham Township, Illinois, US.

Working with the landowner, Peru-based Quality Sand Products (QSP), US Silica told IM that the facility is due to come...

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