Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #174 | July 4, 2018

This Week's News

The Texas Well That Started A Revolution

Nothing at the time suggested the unassuming well in this rural town north of Fort Worth would hobble OPEC, the powerful oil cartel that had governed prices of the world’s...

The Petroleum Connection Sells Out The Exhibit Hall, Adds Bronze Sponsorship Option For The 7th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

I’ve got some bad news and some good news. First the bad news. The Platinum, Golf, Gold, and Silver Sponsorships have sold out for the 7th Annual Frac Sand Supply...

Opinion: Despite Geopolitical Wildcards, The Reckoning Is Still Coming For U.S. Shale Producers

Crude fundamentals look healthier than they've been for years, largely because of voluntary curtailments from OPEC and its partners. By giving up 1.8 million barrels per day, or mmbpd, combined,...

Digital Transformation of Last Mile: Last Mile Complexity Demands Faster Decision Making

In this post we show how slow decision making in last mile logistics has left last mile to be a source of the most untapped value in sand’s value chain....

Shifting Sands: MidCon Last Mile Implications As STACK/SCOOP Proppant Procurement Evolves

A team of last mile specialists breaks down the MidCon sand procurement scene, digging deep into well, transload, and mine data to determine mileage differentials as procurement shifts to local...

Shifting Sand: Soaring frac sand demand is being met by a wave of new supply

For US frac sand miners, 2016 started off badly. Demand for the product was ebbing away, in a new world of low oil prices. But the surprising return of the...

The Wait Is Over. New Lines Have Been Drawn In The West Texas Sand

As discussed in this Infill Thinking update four months ago, the Texas Comptrollers Office is in the process of re-writing the Texas Conservation Plan for the DSL – a key...

Meet Your Goals For Spec Sand

Final product gradation is the first step toward meeting a product spec, and it is dependent on proper wash plant design.

Emerge’s New Oklahoma Frac Sand Mine To Meet Growing Fracking Demand

Emerge Energy Services has started development on a new frac sand mine in Oklahoma, United States, that will meet rapidly growing fracking demand in the region, the company announced on...

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...

Residents Voice Concern Over Proposed Frac Mine Expansion In Chippewa Co.

Citizens voiced concerns about a proposed expansion of a frac sand mine at a meeting Tuesday. During Tuesday evening's public hearing in Chippewa Falls, many residents voiced their opinions about...

Uresti Sentenced To 12 years In Federal Prison

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced former Texas State Sen. Carlos Uresti of San Antonio to 12 years in federal prison for his role in a frac sand Ponzi scheme.

Uresti Co-Defendant Will Join Former Senator in Prison

One of Carlos Uresti's buddies will be able to keep him company in a federal prison, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Argentina: Oil And Gas Wells Amidst Pear And Apple Crops

There is an orchard even in the outer limits of the Argentine Patagonian desert. Thanks to the canalization of the Rio Negro, the arid land became ideal to grow the...

Fracking Plans Face Cold Shoulder Under New Wales Policy

The Welsh Government has set out an updated policy on petroleum extraction, which includes fracking.

Alberta Security Commission Alleges Alberta Frac Sand Company Secretly Controlled By Bert Lavallee And Brian Gibbs

The Alberta Securities Commission has issued a Notice of Hearing naming Lambert Joseph Lavallee, Brian Maurice Gibbs, David Malcolm Alexander, North America Frac Sand, Inc. and Seton Securities International Ltd....

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