Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #160 | March 28, 2018

This Week's News

Shifting Sands – People And Last Mile Logistics

The capital cycle for oil and gas is in full swing as pressure pumpers, logistics, and manufacturers deploy capital for new and refurbished equipment. Oil prices are supporting the oilfield...

Mining Sand: The Shale Producers’ Newest Business Line

E&P companies are turning to self-sourcing sand to keep costs down The world of driving down well costs never sleeps. Oil and gas companies are increasingly looking to “do it...

Just How Much Local Permian Sand Is Actually Shipping? Here Are Today’s Plant-By-Plant Production Estimates

In this update, we’ve canvassed the Permian in-basin frac sand mining scene to get a read on the timing of local sand availability.

Tudor Pickering Holt Energy Notes Excerpt From March 23, 2018: U.S. Silica Announces $750Mm Acquisition

As SLCA looks to smooth out the volatility inherent in energy cycles, the company made it clear a large industrial acquisition was on the radar and they've now put their...

Frac Sand Appeal Goes On; Firm In Limbo Again

The local frac sand company Minnesota Sands is in regulatory limbo again. The company first proposed a cluster of 11 mines at the corners of Houston, Fillmore, and Winona counties...

Ventnor Resources Sets Sight On high-grade Silica Sand Project In Western Australia

Ventnor Resources Ltd has secured an option to acquire a potentially high-grade, high tonnage silica sand project near Muchea, 50 kilometres north of Perth in Western Australia.

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