Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #173 | June 27, 2018

This Week's News

Digital Transformation of Last Mile: Sand's Last Mile Economics

This is the first post in a series of posts about ongoing transformations in last mile logistics. The slides detail the impact of developing challenges in sand's last mile logistics...

Energy Independence Day: A Story of Shale and Sand

People over 50 remember the OPEC oil embargoes and Americans waiting in line to buy gasoline. We were the most powerful nation the world. We had won World War II,...

Oil, Gas Extraction Doubles Productivity in Five Years

Oil and gas extraction firms in Oklahoma and across the nation continue to push the envelope of productivity, recently published research shows.

Kaplan: World Will Rely on Shale for Future Production Growth

Dallas Fed chief sees global energy markets retaining “fragile equilibrium” during the next few years Kaplan said that because of the recent years' reduced investments in large offshore and oilsands...

Monroe County Land Conservation Department Has Received A Nonmetallic Mining Reclamation Plan From Kevin Griffin For Frac Sand Mine

Monroe County Land Conservation Department has received a Nonmetallic Mining Reclamation Plan from Kevin Griffin for Frac Sand Mine

Native Sand Leader Shale Support Purchases Two Natural Mines In Louisiana

Shale Support, a leading provider of frac-sand and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market, today announced it has closed on a deal purchasing two natural mines in...

Two Industrial Mines In Louisiana Turn And Face O&G Buyers In The Haynesville, Austin Chalk, And Marcellus

You probably saw this press release yesterday from Shale Support announcing in-basin M&A. We spoke by phone today with Co-Founder and CEO Kevin Bowen and got the full scoop. In...

Best Performing Wells In Permian Break-Even At As Low As US$22 Per Barrel

During the last three years, companies operating in the Permian basin have drilled much longer laterals and used substantially more complex well completion design in their newer wells with the...

Permian Bottlenecks Begin To Bite

The pipeline constraints in the Permian are finally starting to bite, threatening to derail the extraordinary production boom that has been underway for the last few years.

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...

CEO Of US Oil And Gas Play Carrizo Flags An Unusual Problem For Drillers: Water

The Permian Basin, the largest shale oil-producing region in the United States, is on a path to become one of the world's largest oilfields, according to recent estimates.

Longmont, CO Anti-Fracking Group Ceases Its Organized Efforts

The local organization that led the effort for Longmont voters' 2012 passage of a fracking ban has announced that it is closing down.

Canadian Province Of New Brunswick Extends Fracking Ban 'Indefinitely' After Failing To Meet Its Own Conditions

Three and a half years into what was supposed to be a "temporary" moratorium on natural gas fracking in New Brunswick, the Gallant government has failed to execute key tasks...

'Glacial Fracking Sand' In This $2.7M Home's Pond

This unique Roxbury home backs up to Marine Lake, a 20 acre lake that has about 487,000 cubic yards of glacial fracking sand. Listed for $2.7 million, the home has...

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...

Dallas Businessman Dubbed “Frack Master” Charged with Fraud

A Dallas oil and gas businessman who dubbed himself the "Frack Master" has been charged with money laundering and fraud after regulators accused him and others of defrauding investors of...

Stepping On The Gas: China's Home-Built Fracking Boom

On a flattened mountaintop a two-and-half-hour drive south of Chongqing in southwest China, a fleet of towering, red fracking trucks pumps chemicals and sand into a 1,500-metre horizontal well deep...

Scoop: Regulators Halt Mid-Con Sand Plant Construction As OK Permitting Proves Tougher Than TX

In the Permian Basin, frac sand mines took off with very little permitting friction. In fact, if you take the dunes sagebrush lizard out of the conversation, we actually can’t...

Who Is Forenergy, And What Do They Have Going On In The Mid-Con?

After publishing our Mid-Con in-basin sand plant map PDF a couple weeks ago, some readers have been asking the question: who is Forenergy? Searches on for the company have...

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