Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Pete Cook, Editor

Issue #177 | July 25, 2018

This Week's News

The Permian Rush Is Creating A Frac Sand Shortage

The ‘mega-frac’ is turning the typically annoying sand of West Texas into the new gold, and the oil and gas land rush on the Permian Basin has now extended into...

NWS Displacement Alert: Permian Proppant Tons Shipped By Rail Have Begun To Fall

In our 2Q18 oilfield earnings season preview earlier this week, we wrote that Northern White Sand displacement anecdotes in the Permian Basin were likely to be heard on this upcoming...

Hi-Crush Acquires Silo-Based Frack Sand Storage Provider FB Industries

Hi-Crush Partners LP said July 23 it is on the path to becoming the most integrated, mine-to-wellsite supplier of proppant and logistics services following the acquisition of FB Industries Inc....

Hi-Crush Is Transforming Yet Staying The Course. Taking Apart Their Humdinger Of A News Release Piece-By-Piece

To say the Hi-Crush management team had a busy weekend might just be the understatement of the year. On Monday morning, the company dropped 3 press releases containing over 3,500...

U.S. Southwest Hosts $1.5 Billion-Plus In Metals & Minerals Kickoffs This Year

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The U.S. Southwest region is best known for its extensive oil and gas assets, but it also is home to a growing number...

Claim Post Resources Inc. Announces $10 Million Private Placement

Claim Post Resources Inc. is pleased to announce that it plans to conduct a non-brokered private placement of up to approximately 100 million common shares at a price of $0.10...

Unimin Corporation With Facilities in Avery and Mitchell Completes Merger With Fairmount Santrol

A merger of the Unimin Corporation, which has facilities in Avery and Mitchell counties, with the Ohio-based Fairmount Santrol Company, a provider of high-performance sand and related product solutions...

Watch Out For More Vertical Integration News In Frac Sand Before This Month Is Done

Frac sand mining is evolving rapidly and the oilfield service company role in it is changing too. See what we expect to happen next in the full update.

Select Sands Corp. - Mining For Value

Select Sands Corp. represents an opportunity to invest in a frac-sand producer trading at a fraction of what the company should be worth to an acquirer and also based on...

Oil Prices Higher On Worries Over Supply As US-Iran Tensions Rise

Energy stocks are set for a mixed to higher start, tracking gains in the crude complex, while Wall Street's major indexes are little change as investors assessed the impact of...

IEA: World Is Not Spending Enough On Energy

Global energy investment fell by 2 percent in 2017, the third consecutive year of a decline, according to the International Energy Agency, which sounded the alarm this week, warning that...

Permian Frac Sand Mining Activity Surges In 2Q18

We digest and analyze reported mine activity and headcounts in the Permian Basin.

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,...

Wisconsin DNR Asks Courts To Toss Challenge Over Permit For Monroe County Frac Operation

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking judges to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the agency’s authority to overrule another judge’s findings regarding a controversial Monroe County frac sand processing...

NY Gubernatorial Candidate Molinaro Supports Fracking Pilot In Southern Tier

Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro said he would support limited test wells using fracking in a portion of upstate New York, a practice Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned after intense pressure...

Cuadrilla Gets Go-Ahead To Start Fracking At Lancashire, UK Site

Shale gas firm Cuadrilla has been given the green light by government to start fracking at a well in Lancashire, after the energy minister issued the first fracking permit since...

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