Frac Sand latest news

  • January 2016

    Florida county bans fracking while bill on process goes to vote

    27 January 2016

    Broward County commissioners in the southeast US state have banned fracking in order to protect Everglades wildlife and water. However, a bill to override local fracking laws and allow the process to take place state-wide could soon negate the decision.

  • Hi-Crush and Liberty achieve record frac sand deliveries for Q4

    26 January 2016

    Despite dwindling activity in the fracking sector, working together, Hi-Crush and Liberty Oilfield Services managed to deliver higher y-o-y frac sand volumes and achieve a number of milestones over the fourth quarter of 2015.

  • Fracking leads to fall in property value, says new report

    25 January 2016

    Fears of groundwater contamination, irrespective of whether or not it has occurred, lead to drop offs in house prices in areas near to fracking operations, research has shown.

  • US oil and natural gas activity halves in Q4 2015

    20 January 2016

    Figures released by the API indicate that oil and natural gas well completions fell by 51% in the fourth quarter of last year, hindered by falling prices, oversupply and outdated energy policies in the US.

  • Anti-fracking protesters defiant following eviction from UK site

    18 January 2016

    The UK government recently increased the total number of fracking licences granted in the UK by 50%, with IGas included as one of the recipients. The local community and anti-fracking activists in Upton have, however, been less accommodating.

  • Halliburton rules out Iran investment

    05 January 2016

    Executives at the oilfield services giant have ruled out a foray into the soon to re-open Middle Eastern economy for now, according to reports, impeded by remaining anti-terrorism sanctions.

  • Emerge subsidiary acquires Wisconsin silica sand reserves

    04 January 2016

    Superior Silica Sands has said it will defer the construction of a new facility at the site, which holds reserves of 94m tonnes silica sand, until the North American oil and gas markets improve.

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