Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Pete Cook, Editor

Issue #172 | June 20, 2018

This Week's News

Planned Local Sand Supply Has Surpassed Estimated 2019 Demand In Four Big Basins

Is the frac sand greenfield rush of 2017/2018 finally over? It’s a question worth asking since each of the Big 4 markets are now flush with planned local sand supply.

Company To Open New Sand Mine To Feed Permian Frackers

A Texas sand miner is planning to open a new plant near the small West Texas town of Van Horn near the state's Permian Basin oil field.

A 12th In-Basin Mine Is Spotted In The Eagle Ford As A Traditional Player Adds Both Northern White And Local Capacity

A 60-year old Northern White sand producer who has been selling proppant for the past 5-10 years is the latest company planning an in-basin frac sand entrance in Texas.

Utah Drillers Import Fracking Sand From Wisconsin, But There May A Cheaper Place To Buy It Right Inside The Beehive State

A trainload of sand, enough to fill 50 or more rail cars, can disappear down a single bore hole when drillers frack oil and gas wells in eastern Utah’s Uinta...

From Relative Obscurity To Juggernaut: The Maturation Of The Frac Sand Industry

Business schools often talk about the life cycle of an industry: Introduction, Rapid Growth, Maturity, and, eventually, Decline. While the last 18 months has made it clear we are still...

VISTA Proppant & Logistics Releases New Video Produced by Awesome Media

The is purely a marketing piece, not really news, but the video is well done and the footage is great, so we thought we’d include it. This is not...

India’s Vikas Proppant & Granite Enters The Business Of Proppant Manufacturing

Vikas Proppant & Granite announced that the Management has converted the business of the company and entered into a new niche market of Proppants manufacturing which ONGC and other oil...

America's Oil Miracle Continues: Permian Output To Double By 2023

The miracle of the Permian Basin shows no sign of letting up. Oil production from the region of west Texas and southeastern New Mexico will more than double by 2023...

The Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico will soon become the third-biggest oil producing region in the world: IHS Markit

Today, the Permian basin in Texas and New Mexico is the nation's biggest shale oil producing region. But in just a few years, drillers could be pumping enough Permian crude...

Fully Delivered Frac Sand Has Carved Out A Meaningful Chunk Of E&P Wallet

In some large tight oil well AFEs these days, the frac sand line item can be as much as a quarter of well cost. Of course there is a lot...

Train Derails Near U.S. Silica Plant In Missouri

Both directions 44 Outer Road Loop in Pacific, Missouri, were closed after a train car derailed Wednesday. The road has since been cleared and is back open. The train was...

Water Stations, Property, Business Opportunity In Kermit

A Kermit-based water station, plus 38 acres of land and structures are on the market. The property has approximately 38 acres for sale. The buyer would be purchasing the land,...

Genesee & Wyoming : Reports Traffic for May 2018

G&W’s traffic in May 2018 was 293,096 carloads, an increase of 18,042 carloads, or 6.6%, compared with May 2017. G&W’s same-railroad traffic in May 2018 was 292,371 carloads, an increase...

Diving Deep Into Emerge Energy's Chart

Emerge Energy's shares have been on a roller-coaster ride in the past year due to false perceptions of oversupply looming for the frac sand industry. However, earnings have been strong...

Opportunity To Reload On Hi-Crush Partners Might Be Coming Soon

Hi-Crush Partners LP has had a nice drop in share price over the past month as oil prices have softened, and the looming OPEC meeting is on the near horizon....

Trump Administration Plan For Oil & Gas Drilling Stirs Debate In Colorado

From a small plane circling over secluded grassy meadows and Sangre de Cristo Mountain spires, politicians and conservationists on Friday will see the stakes as the federal government .

Permit Sought To Reopen Mining Facility In Minnesota, Opponents Fear it Could Turn To Silica Sand Mining

Eighteen concerned citizens sat at the Goodhue County Board meeting on June 5 to watch commissioners consider issuing a conditional-use permit to re-open a former mining operation.

Winona County Anti-Frac Sand Environmental Group Pushes for a Promotion, More Power

For a seemingly dry procedural change, it has sparked a surprising amount of debate. The city of Winona’s Citizens Environmental Quality Committee wants to become a full-fledged committee reporting directly...

Is The End Of Australia’s Northern Territory Fracking Ban A Taste Of Things To Come?

When the Northern Territory government announced a moratorium on fracking in 2016, it was a victory for those fighting the expansion of the unconventional gas industry.

Fracking Coming to Germany?

Though many environmentalists cheered two summers ago when Germany’s Bundestag seemingly banned fracking, natural gas production across the country has not stopped. L. Michael Buchsbaum explains how companies are pushing...

A New Low In The Media’s War On Fracking

Rolling Stone just dropped a bombshell — or so it claims in its article, “‘The Harms of Fracking’: New Report Details Increased Risks of Asthma, Birth Defects and Cancer.” Dig...

Sen. Carlos Uresti Resigns Days Ahead Of Sentencing

Texas State Sen. Carlos Uresti has resigned from office eight days ahead of his sentencing in federal court.

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