Despite Record Demand For Frac Sand, Wisconsin Mines Shutting Down, Laying Off Workers

Frac sand mines in Wisconsin are idling operations and laying people off despite a year of record demand for sand used to drill for oil and natural gas.

Hi-Crush Proppants, Superior Silica Sands and Covia have announced they are scaling back production and cutting staff due to a changing frac sand market.

Hi-Crush Proppants shuttered its sand drying facility in Whitehall and laid off 37 employees Sept. 28. In a letter to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Hi-Crush general counsel Mark Skolos wrote the move was due to "unforeseen business circumstances."

"We have no choice but to halt production at our Whitehall plant due to Industry wide conditions related to the drastic decrease in demand for sand and the derivative impact of these pressures on the sand industry," wrote Skolos...

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