Missouri Sand Companies Supply Fracking Boom

For better or worse, depending on your view, Missouri has largely missed out on the hydraulic fracturing revolution that has turned energy markets upside down in recent years.

But several companies across eastern Missouri in recent years have emerged as suppliers of so-called frack sand. It’s a commodity in wide demand among energy producers who rely on the tiny granules to prop open the cracks in shale rock, allowing oil and natural gas to escape.

The sand companies include Mississippi Sand LLC, a venture formed in 2008.

Read more on St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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