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Texas frac sand mines keep opening, but Halliburton says usage slows

Jul 26, 2017 at 11:59 AM CST

Texas oil is booming, and so are the numbers of sand mines needed to keep fracking the wells.

Ohio-based Fairmount Santrol announced it will build yet another sand mine in the Permian Basin to churn out more Texas sand to pump into West Texas wells to crack open the shale rock and release the crude oil through hydraulic fracturing.