Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #176 | July 18, 2018

This Week's News

A New Frac Sand Giant Is Born Amid An Industry Shift

The newest frac sand company, Covia Holdings, is also the largest frac sand production transitioning to local sources to eliminate $30-60 per ton railroad costs New mines in shale plays...

Will Smart Sand Move Forward On Kermit Plant Construction Once Their Permit Is Approved?

Smart Sand has been on the fence on whether to build a Permian mine since last year. Here are the latest details on their plans as we await the next...

Emerge Energy Services LP Announces A New Terminal Opening in Western Canada

Superior Silica Sands LLC, a subsidiary of Emerge Energy Services LP, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with a third-party logistics provider, Torq Energy Logistics...

The Mouat Company Announces Commissioning Of Twin Eagle Logistics Transload Facility

The Mouat Company, Inc., a design build firm specializing in frac sand plants and transload facilities, announces the commissioning of their latest facility, a 30,000 ton (60,000,000 pound) transload...

BioUrja And BBH Capital Partners Launch Joint Venture, Rivercrest Logistics Partners, To Acquire Strategic Logistics And Infrastructure Assets

The BioUrja Group of Houston, TX and BBH Capital Partners have formed a joint venture, Rivercrest Logistics Partners, LLC, to acquire, own, and operate infrastructure and logistics assets. The platform...

Frac Sand, You Are Now Free To Move About The Marcellus/Utica Via Rail And Barge

Appalachian region’s first unit train/barge transloading facility up and running in the heart of the Marcellus and Utica shale formations is a project called Long Ridge Energy Terminal. Long Ridge...

Rough News Week For Permian Last Mile Logistics: TX 115 Section COMPLETELY Closed, Truck Kills Two, And Sand Cars Derail

It’s been a rough news week for Permian frac sand logistics. Incidents like this week’s fatal crash in Odessa remind us that driving is the most dangerous oilfield activity.

Ceres Is Getting Serious About Crude-By-Rail Out Of Northgate, Eyeing Frac Sand

When the Ceres Northgate Terminal, previously called the Ceres Northgate Commodity Hub, was first initiated, crude-by-rail was a big part of the plans. But just as the facility was coming...

Frac Sand Mining Is Booming In West Texas

West Texas' frac sand mining industry is expected to supply 22 million tons of sand this year and, eventually, more than 50 million tons annually. West Texas sand is a...

OFS Conference Calls Start Friday. Here Are The Top 10 Big Picture Themes We Are Monitoring This Earnings Season

Schlumberger will kick off oilfield service earnings season with their conference call on Friday July 20, with Halliburton’s report following on the next business day.

'Gold On The ground': Fracking Company Looks To Tap Miller County Site For River Sand

A company's plan to use about 61.8 million tons of sand from the Red River near Doddridge, Ark., for fracking has spurred a community meeting next week and a public-comment...

California's Ranking As An Oil-Producing State Is Slipping

In many ways, the oil business in the U.S. has never been better, with domestic producers in a growing number of states churning out barrels of crude in record numbers....

Sound Familiar? Big Petroleum Projects In Argentina Face Tiny Challenge: A Lizard

A tiny but critically endangered lizard found in Argentina's extensive Vaca Muerta petroleum field could pose a major challenge to companies planning multimillion-dollar investments in the area. The lizard, whose...

Argentina’s Currency Crash Hits Shale Development

When Argentina’s currency plummeted by 50% this year, the oil sector started to worry about a slowdown in the development of Vaca Muerta, the country’s biggest shale play.

FourWinds Bookkeeper Who Testified Against Uresti Sentenced To Year In Prison Camp

Laura Jacobs, the former FourWinds Logistics comptroller who assisted in a scheme to defraud company investors, was sentenced to a year and a day in a federal women’s prison camp...

Former State Senator Uresti Asking Taxpayers To Fund His Appeal

You tax dollars may pay for disgraced former State Senator Carlos Uresti's appeal, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports. Court documents obtained by 1200 WOAI news reveal that Uresti, who was...

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