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Demand for frac-sand appears to be sinking in western Wisconsin...for now


The demand for frac-sand appears to be sinking in western Wisconsin and Minnesota – as least for now. Over 100 silica sand mines opened in the Badger State in recent years, the most in the nation, amid a demand by oil-and-gas companies to use it in their domestic drilling equipment. However, the Winona Daily News quotes both industry and government officials as saying the demand for frac-sand has cooled off greatly this year – but it will grow again soon.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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