Frac Sand 2015: Sustainability increasingly important in market downturn

By Kasia Patel
Published: Thursday, 03 September 2015

While a focus on the social and environmental aspects of a project can influence permitting decisions and ensure its future success, delegates that the 3rd Frac Sand conference in Minnesota this year heard how sustainable development can bring measurable benefits in terms of profit, particularly in the current market downturn.

With public opinion becoming ever more influential over the permitting process for silica (frac) sand mines, delegates at the 3rd Frac Sand conference in Minneapolis, US, this week heard that community relations are crucial to the success of a project.

According to Mark Krumenacher, senior vice president at GZA GeoEnvironmental,...

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