Energywire headlines —

SPOTLIGHT

1. HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

Rail arteries make or break frac sand growth in Midwest

Mountains of smooth, yellowish sand have built up around rail terminals in the Midwest, en route to U.S. shale oil and gas plays. The chalky "frac sand" keeps crude flowing smoothly during hydraulic fracturing, making it one of the most sought-after commodities in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The budding frac sand industry's future hinges on the survival of the U.S. shale oil and gas boom. But frac sand's fate is also tied down to the web of freight railroads that criss-cross the Midwest.

THIS MORNING'S STORIES

E&ETV'S ONPOINT

Advertisement

E&E Interactive

E&E's Power Plan Hub

Compiled Coverage by Issue

Fiscal 2017 Budget and Appropriations
Power Shift: Election Transitions
Global Climate Debate
Oregon Standoff
Drought

E&E Special Reports

Off Topic
DAMage
Coal in the Age of Trump
Musical Chairs: Committees 2017
United States of Batteries
People to Watch 2017
Deep Underground
Meet the New Members 2017
Climate's Nuclear Meltdown
BUSTED: the last oil boom?

E&E Services

Learn More About E&E
Start a Trial
Receive Email Alerts
Staff Directory
Employment Opportunities
Announcements

Advertisement

Latest Selected Headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

More headlinesMore headlines

Latest E&ETV Videos