FRAC SAND 2018: Hi-Crush temporarily idles Wisconsin frac sand capacity

Published: Friday, 28 September 2018

The news that a major frac sand producer has temporarily idled capacity at one of its sand mines in the US state of Wisconsin comes after speakers at Industrial Minerals’ 6th Annual Frac Sand Conference forecast mine closures in the region.

US-based frac sand miner Hi-Crush Partners announced on Wednesday September 26 that it has temporarily idled dry plant operations at its Whitehall in Wisconsin, citing "recent, temporary softness in [fracking activity] and frac sand demand".

"The facility’s wet plant remains operational, and Hi-Crush continues to sell inventory from on-site storage...

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