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updated 12:40 PM UTC, Nov 18, 2019

Frac Sand Mine Boom Ends In Wisconsin

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Three Wisconsin sand mines have been shut down and production is about to be halted at a fourth.

It appears that the region's frac sand development boom is finished. There's been no reduction in the demand, but production companies can now buy sand in Oklahoma and Texas -- near the drilling operations -- cheaper than shipping it from Wisconsin. They're apparently using lower-quality sand, but it is more plentiful and much closer to the shale fields.

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