Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #163 | April 18, 2018

This Week's News

You Know Things Are Tight When O&G Buyers Seek Out Industrial Cross Sellers (Boots On The Ground Report)

Last week in the Eagle Ford, we drove by an industrial sand mining operation 30 minutes south of San Antonio. We did an abrupt u-turn when we saw a certain...

Anadarko’s New Completions Design Reduces Proppant Usage In The DJ Basin

The operator stated in its first-quarter 2017 operations report that a new completion design is being tested in their Colorado acreage. The new design involves increased fluid volumes coupled with...

Permian Dune Sand Spot Price Check Up

This week, we worked our channels to check on the latest pricing for in-basin frac sand. Our last price check was during our February trip to the Permian, and earnings...

Corrected Link: Black Mountain Sand’s Time-Lapse Video on Mine Construction

Some of our readers had a bad hyperlink for last week’s link to Black Mountain Sand’s Time-Lapse Video on Mine Construction. Below is the corrected link.

Select Sands sales volumes hurt by logistics problems, river flooding

The US frac sand miner expects to report falling sales in the first quarter of 2018 due to continuing logistics issues.

Wisconsin Public Radio Debate Regarding Frac Sand Plant Permitting

Meteor Timber has a permit from the state to fill some rare wetlands on the property, but the Ho Chunk nation and environmental groups are challenging the permit. A judge...

Producers Set Sights On Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Shale Play

As a result of improved labor policies, reformed commodity pricing regulations and a reduction in development costs, Argentina is poised to become the next major player in commercial unconventional production,...

Australia’s Northern Territory Lifts Fracking Ban, Opening Up 700,000 Sq Km To Gas Exploration

The Northern Territory government has lifted a ban on hydraulic fracturing of onshore gas that will open up more than half of the territory’s land mass to the controversial practice.

UK Anti-Fracking Protestors Gather Outside Office Of North-East Transport Company

Protesters caused disruption at a north-east transport company yesterday amid claims trucks were delivering fracking equipment to firms in England.

Vikas Granaries Ltd To Change Name To Reflect Focus On Proppant Manufacturing

The Management is changing the business of Vikas Granaries Ltd and entering into a new niche market of Proppants manufacturing which ONGC and other oil and gas drillers are importing...

Convicted State Sen. Uresti Surrenders Law License

State Sen. Carlos Uresti, convicted less than two months ago by a federal jury on 11 felony charges, has surrendered his license to practice law in lieu of facing disciplinary...

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