Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #161 | April 4, 2018

This Week's News

Frac Sand Needs Growing With Laterals

When prices went into the ditch in 2014-2016, the U.S. energy industry hunkered down, concentrated operations to plays’ sweet spots, and discovered supersizing well laterals and frac sand usage were...

Frac Sand Shortage In 2018 And Beyond

Frac Sand demand continues to rise dramatically. 2018 U.S. demand set to rise from 82 million tons to $100 million tons and now represents about 12% of a wells total...

Unimin And Fairmount Santrol Announce Combined Company Executive Leadership Team to Serve Upon Completion of Merger

Fairmount Santrol, a leading provider of high-performance sand and sand-based product solutions and Unimin Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCR-Sibelco NV, today announced the future executive leadership team of...

Hi-Crush Announced New COO

Hi-Crush Partners LP has announced that Scott J. Preston has joined as Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created role, Preston will be responsible for the daily operations of Hi-Crush...

Shale Support Increases Drying Process Capabilities

Shale Support Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of frac-sands and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market, today announced a second dryer is now online in Picayune,...

Canadian Pacific Is Ready To Handle Growing Traffic Volumes

Canadian Pacific is adding locomotives and crews to handle traffic growth this year amid stronger-than-expected potash, frac sand, fertilizer, and intermodal volumes, CEO Keith Creel has told federal regulators.

Canadian National Railway : Customers Blame Efficiency Drives At Railroads For Backlogs Over Winter Months

Canada’s two largest railways are hoping the spring thaw will help them recover from a winter of delays and complaints brought about by the combination of brutally cold conditions and...

PropDispatch’s First-To-Market Software Is Digitalizing The Last Mile For About 1/3 Of US Frac Fleets

This is the first installment in our Silica Valley Series which shines the spotlight on an increasingly critical part of the frac value chain: new software solutions in the last...

Report: Transportation Of 300 Tons Of Ceramic Proppant By Plane?

Participants of foreign trade activities employees, manufacturers and exporters don’t know how to organize the cargo transportation and what to start from sending necessary goods abroad. The representatives of such...

Delta Regional Authority Will Spend $250,000 To Pave Road In Lawrence County

One objective former Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman had during his tenure was to pave Lawrence County Road 210, a rural thoroughfare that connects a budding new business, American Silica,...

Cuadrilla Prepares To Frack For Gas In 'Horizontal' Lancashire Well In UK First

The private business has drilled down almost 9,000ft and then laterally 2,600ft through a shale gas reservoir at its Preston New Road exploration site. Cuadrilla said it will apply “in...

Athabasca Minerals Awarded Cdn $1.6 million Aggregate Order

Athabasca Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce the Corporation has been awarded a Cdn $1.6 million order for aggregates from a major oil sands entity. Aggregates will be provided from...

The Latest: Wisconsin Republicans Disagree On Fate Of Mining Bill

Republican senators are disagreeing over whether a bill that would allow a Georgia mining company to destroy a rare wetlands in western Wisconsin still has a chance of passing.

New Group Is Challenging Existing Environmental Groups On Mining In Wisconsin

A new advocacy group, the Natural Resource Development Association, has emerged as a vocal advocate for pro-mining causes and clashed with conservationists along the way.

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