Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Pete Cook, Editor

Issue #170 | June 6, 2018

This Week's News

The Unbelievable Amount Of Frac Sand Consumed By The U.S. Shale Oil Industry

The U.S. Shale Oil Industry utilizes a stunning amount of equipment and consumes a massive amount of materials to produce more than half of the country’s oil production. One...

Another Mid-Con Mine Permit Soon From New Entrant Omega Sands

We caught up this week with Jason Holton, CEO of Omega Sands. Omega is a new entrant frac sand producer focused on a 1Q19 Mid-Con launch.

Preferred Sands To Open New Frac Sand Mine In Oklahoma

Pennsylvania-based Preferred Proppants, LLC plans to open an “in-basin” frac sand mine in Oakwood, Okla., to serve drilling operations in Oklahoma’s STACK and SCOOP plays, newsok reports. Plans are for the...

Emerge Energy Services Announces In-Basin Sand Expansion into the Mid-Content Basin

Emerge Energy Services LP today announced an expansion of its in-basin sand presence by commencing the development of a new mining and processing operation located in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. Emerge Energy's...

3 New Mid-Con Mines In 2 Days! Now Emerge Confirms That Last Week’s LinkedIn Post IS Oklahoma In-Basin Expansion

Last week, Emerge Energy Service subsidiary Superior Silica Sands posted a cryptic capacity cliffhanger announcement on LinkedIn. In this update, we speculated that this might be Mid-Con expansion and a...

The Mid-Con Greenfield Frac Sand Rush

This is the second installment in our Research Rewind Series. Rewinds aggregate our long-shelf life work on hot topics, providing comprehensive and thematic perspective.

Covia To Commence Trading Following Combination Of Unimin & Fairmount Santrol

Covia Holdings Corporation announced today the completion of the previously announced strategic combination between Unimin Corporation and Fairmount Santrol. Covia will commence trading today on the New York Stock Exchange...

Black Mountain Entering Eagle Ford With In-Basin Shale Sand Op

Black Mountain Sand, a Texas-based in-basin frack sand provider, has announced its expansion into the Eagle Ford Shale with the acquisition of 2,300 acres in Atascosa County. The company will...

Quick Conversation With Atlas Sand Management Ahead Of Their Summer Start-ups

As May turns into June, Atlas Sand’s twin frac sand plant construction projects in the Permian should be moving up everyone’s list of completions infrastructure worth monitoring.

No Time, Part 2 - Can Trucking and Crude-by-Rail Mitigate the Permian's Oil Takeaway Crisis?

Crude oil pipelines out of the Permian are filled to capacity and the differentials between crude in Midland and in Cushing and Gulf Coast destination markets are wide and likely...

Canadian Pacific Reaches Tentative Agreement With Striking Workers

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said a strike by more than 3,000 workers over employment terms ended on Wednesday after the railroad operator reached tentative agreements with labor union Teamsters.

A Cryptic Capacity Cliffhanger And Artificial Intelligence For The Last Mile

On Thursday afternoon, we gathered some market intel from LinkedIn posts. One left us with more questions than answers, and one got us thinking about last mile logistics optimization and...

Port Of Olympia Executive Director On Leave Officially Out After “Controversial” Projects Like Shipping Frac Sand And Military Equipment

The longtime executive director of the Port of Olympia who was placed on administrative leave is officially out.

Americas Path To Energy Independence: The Shale Revolution

In the history of American Energy Independence, September 29, 2016 was a significant day. OPEC was two years into a strategy to bankrupt the U.S. shale industry, by allowing prices...

U.S. Retains World's Top Petroleum Producer Status for 2017

Riding on the shale revolution yet again, the United States topped the global energy production charts in 2017 by churning out more than 15 million barrels per day (MMBbl/d). Retaining...

Completing The Cycle: Proppant And Higher Fluid Volumes Are The Primary Reason For Record Production

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the oil and gas industry has effectively reinvented itself during the course of the past few years. Faced with a precarious future...

Fracking Industry Fears Local Lizard Could Disrupt Sand Supply

The fracking industry in the US state of Texas has condemned renewed attempts to list the dune sagebrush lizard as an endangered species because such a move could choke off...

Life-Saving Rescue At Frac Sand Mine

Last Monday morning, workers and first responders saved a Trempealeau County man’s life after his bulldozer slid into a retention pond at the Hi-Crush frac sand mine in Whitehall, Wis.,...

State Sen. Uresti To Be Sentenced Later This Month

Uresti has been free on bond since his conviction. He and Gary Cain were convicted of running a Ponzi scheme through a company called FourWinds Logistics, a business that sold...

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