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PLG’s Robinson Makes Frac Sand Market Observations

PLG Consulting’s president, Taylor Robinson, was part of Petroleum Connection’s 7th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference in San Antonio. The event was held in late October and more than 700 industry insiders gathered to discuss the most relevant topics in a dynamic industry that has hit an inflection point this year. Following are his observations.

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Hi-Crush Enters Supply Agreement With Chesapeake

Hi-Crush Partners LP has entered into a new, long-term frac sand supply agreement for the in-basin purchase of Northern White frac sand to support Chesapeake Energy Corp. and its completions program in the Marcellus and Powder River Basins. In addition, Chesapeake will utilize one PropStream container crew and related logistics with the option to expand based on demand.

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Covia Releases First Quarterly Report Since Merger

Covia announced results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2018. As a result of the merger that closed on June 1, 2018, Covia’s 2018 reported results, under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, include the consolidated financial results of both Unimin Corp. and Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. for the four months ended Sept. 30, 2018, as well as the stand-alone results for Unimin for the five months ended May 31, 2018, including the high-purity quartz business, which is reported as discontinued operations.

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IAC Touts Benefits of Frac Sand Plant Optimization

Industrial Accessories Co. (IAC) touts the benefits of frac sand plant optimization. IAC has assembled a team of experts on dryer performance, dry plant controls, loadout methodology, dust control, respiratory silica mitigation, wet plant operation and EPC construction of frac sand facilities to achieve just that.

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