Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Pete Cook, Editor

Issue #167 | May 16, 2018

This Week's News

Emerge Energy Services Commences Shipments From The New San Antonio Plant

Emerge Energy Services LP today announced that its subsidiary Superior Silica Sands LLC has commenced frac sand shipments from its new San Antonio dry plant. The first shipments from the...

Fairmount Santrol Makes A Bid To Be King Of Frack Sand. Will It Work?

Over the past few years, Fairmount Santrol Holdings has been a laggard in the frack sand business. It took the company much longer than its peers to clean up its...

Platinum & Golf Sponsorships Sold Out For The 7th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

The Petroleum Connection is pleased to announce that Platinum & Golf sponsorship opportunities are sold out for the 7thAnnual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference. Platinum Sponsors include CST Industries...

Preferred Sands Continues Construction and Hiring at Newest In-Basin Frac Sand Mine in Oklahoma

Preferred Proppants, LLC, one of North America’s leading manufacturers and providers of high-quality sand and innovative proppant technologies, today announced that construction is underway on an in-basin frac sand mine...

Frac Sand Demand. How Big Is Big? Black Mountain Infographic

Permian Basin frac sand is in high demand, but just how big is that demand? This infographic by Black Mountain Sand puts things into perspective.

Permian In-Basin Sand Production Blossoms In May 2018. Here Are Plant-By-Plant Updates

Six weeks ago, we assessed Permian in-basin frac sand production at an annualized rate of 15mmtpa coming from 7 operational facilities.

Shale Support Inks Deal As Exclusive Provider For Northeast Frac Sand Facility

Shale Support Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of frac-sands and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market, today announced it has finalized a deal making it the exclusive...

Winona County Ban On Frac Sand Mining Challenged At Court Of Appeals

Attorneys for Winona County and a sand mining company clashed in court Thursday over the legality of Minnesota’s first countywide ban on frac sand mining.

Regardless Of Ruling, Winona County Frac Sand Ban Is Bad Public Policy

In 2016, Winona County became the first and only county in Minnesota to ban frac sand mining, which prohibits the mining of silica sand used for hydraulic fracturing by the...

Judge Nixes Permit For Sand Mine

A state permit to allow an out-of-state company to destroy a rare wetland in order to build a frac sand mine in western Wisconsin has been invalidated by a judge.

Groups Seek Federal Listing For Permian Basin Lizard

Two conservation groups on Tuesday asked the federal government for protection of the dunes sagebrush lizard whose habitat has been disturbed by the Permian Basin frac sand mining boom.

In West Texas, Fracking Companies Face A Tough Challenger – The Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

Out in the sand dunes of west Texas, a tiny lizard has been wrapped up in a big controversy for years. The four-inch long dunes sagebrush lizard calls the middle...

The Petition To List The Dunes Sagebrush Lizard As Endangered Is Live. So What, And What Next?

After the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard petition was filed earlier this week, we had a chance to catch up with a subject matter expert on Texas environmental issues to learn...

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