Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Pete Cook, Editor

Issue #169 | May 30, 2018

This Week's News

Moving Sand And Making A Splash

Last-mile sand delivery faces a host of challenges, including silica exposure, truck traffic, noise, demurrage, well site footprint and throughput efficiency, Kevin Fisher, CEO of Denver-based PropX, told attendees on...

First SCOOP/STACK In-Basin Sand Mine Set To Open

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

Black Mountain’s Announced Capacity Doubled, So We Spoke With The CEO To Clarify The Moving Pieces

Want to make a big splash at the next industry conference? How about announce that you are doubling the size of your company’s operations and tripling the basins you work...

New Sand Mine Planned For Rebounding Eagle Ford Shale

There's been a race to build new sand mines in West Texas' Permian Basin to satisfy all of the hydraulic fracturing needs for oil wells. But now there are signs...

Quick Update On Black Mountain’s 3rd Permian Mine

Last week, we brought you news of a third facility Black Mountain is building in its core market, the Permian Basin. As expected, the permit was filed on Friday and...

Soliciting Input on the Agenda for the Frac Sand Supply and Logistics Conference

We are only 5 months from the biggest frac sand events of 2018! Normally, when we are five months from a conference we are planning, we have a pretty good...

OmniTRAX Boosts Capacity At South Texas Rail Yard

A Denver-based frac sand company has completed a project to boost capacity at its rail yard in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas.

Synergizing Infill Thinking's San Antonio Site Visit Takeaways With Recent Emerge Energy Services Commentary

In April 2018, Infill Thinking’s research team had an opportunity to visit the new Emerge Energy Services plant in San Antonio and meet one-on-one with management to learn about operations...

Growing Permian Crude Production Sparks Higher Diesel Demand

Diesel demand in the Permian Basin keeps growing as drilling for crude intensifies, fueling not only the rigs, but the trucks moving frac sand to the wellhead and crude from...

Frac Sand Companies Are The Best Way To Play An Energy Recovery

Oversupply announcements aren't affecting sand company's earnings and only help the oil and gas industry, noted by HAL. Quality frac sand is rare and hard to obtain in large amounts.

Wisconsin DNR To Review Judge's Order On Permit For Meteor Timber Frac Plant

An attorney for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will decide whether the agency will honor a judge’s decision invalidating a permit for a proposed Monroe County frac sand operation.

Amid Permian Ramp Up, U.N. Cautions Against Fracking Getting Too Big, Too Fast

A new United Nations report cautioned nations and companies about embracing the fast-growing energy trend of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, without considering the environmental risks involved.

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