Wisconsin – Rich in Silica Sand
Abundant Silica Sand in Wisconsin
There few places in the United States that produce as much silica sand as Wisconsin. It is a state that is leading the way in silica sand production and therefore is leading the way in hydraulic fracturing. Without silica sand, the hydraulic fracturing process would not work. Hydraulic fracturing has brought large amounts of economic growth to the United States in the last couple years, but especially in the last few months. It has created thousands of jobs, decreased the United States’ dependence on foreign oil, and has lowered gas prices. Overall, the United States economy has received a boost because of hydraulic fracturing and its effects. We may even be able to lift a 40 year ban on exporting oil, which would bring in even more revenue for the United States. All of this was possible because of silica sand, one of the main “ingredients” for the hydraulic fracturing process.
Hydraulic fracturing has not only let us reach natural gas and oil that was not accessible before, but it has also allowed old and used natural gas and oil wells to be opened again. Before hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas and oil that was in rock formations that could not be reached by regular drilling. Now that hydraulic fracturing is available, more natural gas and oil are being accessed. The process is relatively simple. Basically, pressurized water, along with a few chemicals and silica sand, are pushed down into wells, the water creates fractures through which natural gas and oil will flow. The silica sand keeps the fractures open while the natural gas and oil flow through. From there the natural gas and oil are collected normally.
Silica Sand Production in Wisconsin
Wisconsin provides the hydraulic fracturing process with silica sand. It is in abundance in Wisconsin. From Wisconsin, we here at All Energy use the railroads to ship and move the sand to other areas across the country to use in hydraulic fracturing projects. We ship our silica sands to cities in many different states across the country including:
We also ship silica sand from Wisconsin into Canada. These are all states, along with Canada, in which hydraulic fracturing is taking place. These places are where natural gas and oil deposits are being discovered. The products of hydraulic fracturing are being used in the United States as well as Canada. Hydraulic fracturing is helping the United States in many ways, and silica sand is helping in that endeavor. Call us here at All Energy to learn more about our products, our service area, or with any questions you may have pertaining to silica sand, frac sand, and hydraulic fracturing. We will try to help you in any way we can. Contact us today!