Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Pete Cook, Editor

Issue #178 | August 1, 2018

This Week's News

Frac Sand Producer U.S. Silica Forecasts Strong Second Half For Locally Produced Sand

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc's, which makes sand used in hydraulic fracturing, forecast an upbeat second half of the year on strong demand for locally sourced sand, helping its shares recover...

Is A Supermajor On The Verge Of Vertical Integration In The Permian?

Supermajor capital has washed ashore to hunt short cycle returns in the Lower 48, having abandoned longer-cycle deepwater and international in the era of austerity following the 2014 oil price...

LogicHaul Logistics Announces Sandcan Acquisition

LogicHaul Logistics, a Wisconsin-based transportation and distribution company, announced the acquisition today of Sandcan Logistics of San Antonio, Texas and its patented containerized storage and transportation system known as Sandcan®....

Atlas Sand Company Announces Grand Opening of Kermit Frac Sand Facility

Atlas Sand Company, LLC is pleased to announce the grand opening of its Kermit, TX facility. On July 29, 2018, the first scheduled deliveries of frac sand from the...

Atlas Sand Has Shipped First Tons From Kermit Plant

First tons and an on-time startup for Atlas mark this new entrant’s official arrival. We have analysis of the startup that goes beyond the press release here.

Frac And Proppant Market Webinar - Can The Industry Keep Up?

The pressure pumping and frac sand industries are experiencing rapid rates of change across most major shale plays. Join us as our industry experts, Ryan Carbrey and Thomas Jacob, discuss...

Hi Crush: Record Production. Momentum Picking Up

Hi-Crush Partners LP provides sand for the fracking industry. It produces high-quality sand and has specialized logistic facilities, including terminals to help guarantee reliable service. Because of the increases in...

Hi-Crush Makes 'Massive' Cash Distribution Increase

In a July 24 research note, analyst J. Marshall Adkins with Raymond James reported that Hi-Crush Partners L.P. "significantly" increased its distribution to $0.75 per quarter, or $3 per annum,...

Select Sands Sells Approximately 165,000 Tons of Frac and Industrial Sand In 2018 Q2, More Than A 75% Increase Over Q1

Select Sands Corp., will release financial and operational results for the second quarter of 2018 on August 13, and will host a conference call to discuss these results on August...

There’s New Buyer Roaming Around Sand Town

Last week an executive affiliated with the newest acquirer on the frac sand block emailed us to let us know they are targeting frac sand logistics assets. During our phone...

Shale Support Establishes Logistic Hub And Frac-Sand Storage Facility In Grand Cane, Louisiana

Shale Support, a leading provider of frac-sand and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market, has established a truck-served terminal in the heart of the Haynesville Shale. The...

North American Railways Report Shifting Frac Sand Flows

Volumes going into the Permian are slowing while local supply there rises but concurrently, demand elsewhere is increasing. North American railways report falling demand for shipments of frac sand into...

Infill Thinking Ups Their MidCon Capacity Estimates & Reiterate Their “Late Sand” Warning From A Month Ago

While breaking the news about a MidCon mine construction halt exactly one month ago, we introduced a thesis to the market that MidCon frac sand mines would likely be delayed...

Home Prices Shoot Up in West Texas as Oil Activity Barrels On

In 2004, Todd Green and his wife purchased a home in Midland for $80,000. In 2008, he received an international assignment with his employer Aramco and moved his family to...

Oil & Gas Related Jobs (Like Frac Sand) A Major Contribution To The Oklahoma Economy

The number of workers in Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry continues to grow, with 2,000 new employees put to work in May and 9,000 new workers in the past...

Appeals Court Upholds Winona County Ban On Frac Sand Mining

Appeals Court upholds Winona County ban on frac sand mining...

European Proppant Market To Demonstrate Healthy Growth In The Coming Years

Proppant is a solid material that is designed to keep a hydraulic fracture open during the hydrofracking treatment. Naturally occurring sand and high-strength ceramic materials, such as bauxite, are utilized...

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