Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #179 | August 8, 2018

This Week's News

Fracking Creating Billion-Dollar Demand For Sand

FBN's Connell McShane talks to Hi-Crush Partners Plant Manager Greg Edwards about the big business of the sand used in fracking.

Permian Sand Demand

Even with the oil price downturn dampening local drilling activity that year, in 2016 operators were still increasing the amount of sand they were pumping downhole in completions, and by...

Going Local: Infill Thinking Picked Up On A Big Tone Shift From Sand Buyers On In-Basin Proppant This Week

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Emerge Energy Services LP Announces a New Terminal Opening in Utah

Superior Silica Sands LLC, a subsidiary of Emerge Energy Services LP, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Price River Terminal, LLC to access its existing...

Emerge Energy Services Says The Frack Sand Market Is Softening, But It's The Only One

Wall Street wasn't impressed with Emerge Energy Services second-quarter results: Traders sent the stock down more than 10% on Wednesday after it announced earnings. Not only did the company miss...

The Path To 450+ Truckloads Per Day For Atlas Sand

About one week ago, the first truckload of finished frac sand left Atlas Sand’s gate in Kermit. Check out the latest on their ramp in this update.

Hi-Crush To Build 2nd Permian Sand Mine

Proppant supplier Hi-Crush unveiled plans to develop a second Permian Basin sand mine to be located in Kermit, Texas, and have an annual capacity of 3 million metric tons. The...

U.S. Silica's Recent Call Strengthens Frac Sand Thesis

U.S. Silica reported another blowout quarter, with revenues of $427.4 million, which increased 16% quarter over quarter, and adjusted EBITDA of $123.6 million. The company cited stronger pricing in oil...

Limited Prospects For On-Basin Sand Production, US Silica Boss Says

The frac sand miner says low quality and sparse distribution will limit new in-basin sand projects outside the Permian. Frac sand production in the United States will remain primarily a...

Permian Nameplate Expansions Are Starting To Add Up. US Silica Is The Latest To Grow

US Silica’s Lamesa sand plant more than doubled in announced capacity this week, becoming the Xth Permian in-basin plant we track with an announced expansion vs. original nameplate capacity.

One-Time Charges Cover Up U.S. Silica Holding's Fantastic Operating Results

On paper, it looks like frack sand supplier U.S. Silica Holdings had a pretty tough quarter. Even though sales were up significantly, its income numbers fell off a cliff compared...

Source Energy Services Reports Record Q2 Results, Despite Spring Break-Up

Brad Thomson, Source's President and CEO said, "The second quarter of 2018 proved to be a very good quarter for us despite the general slow down in activity in the...

Anadarko Sees Big Oil Growth In Permian, Eyes Powder River Basin

Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s average oil production in the Permian’s Delaware Basin jumped 88% during second-quarter 2018 as the company works to add more wells to pads and gain overall optionality...

IAC Commissions Multiple Patented Combination Dual Feed Rotary Frac Sand Dryer / Coolers

Industrial Accessories Company, one of the largest EPC contractors for the Frac Sand industry, has developed a state-of-the art advanced Frac Sand Rotary Dryer / Cooler, which has been patented...

Hexion Announces New Proppant Flowback Control Additive

The Oilfield Technology Group of Hexion Inc. today announced its new proppant flowback control additive for the oil and gas industry. Proppant flowback occurs when well production carries unbonded proppant...

Frac Sand Logistics Market Set To Grow

The global frac sand logistics market is expected to post a CAGR of close to four percent during the period 2018-2022, according to the latest market research report by Technavio

Watco-Managed Terminal To Expand Rail Service In Utah

Superior Silica Sands LLC has signed an agreement with Price River Terminal LLC to use its existing multi-commodity terminal in Wellington, Utah, for frac sand handling.

Truck And Train Crash In Bossier, LA

A southbound Union Pacific train hit an 18-wheeler carrying about 45,000 pounds of fracking sand at a railroad crossing off Benton Road/ LA-3 Wednesday afternoon.

Canadian Pacific Train Derails In Southern Winona County

A Canadian Pacific Railroad train carrying eight empty cars derailed Sunday night near Hwy. 61 in southern Winona County. No one was injured in the accident that halted railroad traffic...

Welcome To The ‘Man Camps’ Of West Texas

There’s not much to look at except dirt, mesquite, and sagebrush around the 10 acres of flat, almost treeless land near Goldsmith, Texas, where Aries Residence Suites runs a housing...

Hindering Oilfield Water Imports From Texas Would Harm NM

New Mexico State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn is no stranger to fights with Texas over cross-border resource extraction and transport. See, for instance, the summer 2017 "dirt bandit" episode in...

Statement From Minnesota Sands On Frac Sand Ban

Minnesota Sands has released a statement Tuesday on the Minnesota Court of Appeals upholding Winona County's frac sand ban. The court's 2-1 decision to affirm a trial court's dismissal of...

Super Fine Frack Sand Swirls In Stowe

On an early morning bicycle ride in May, John Detwiller was pedaling across the McKees Rocks Bridge when he noticed white sand drifted into small piles against the bridge support...

Ex-FourWinds CEO Stan Bates Taken Into Custody; Sentencing Postponed

Sentencing for ex-FourWinds Logistics boss Stan Bates was postponed Monday, but he was nonetheless taken into custody after prosecutors raised concerns that he still may be committing fraud.

Another FourWinds Exec Faces Sentencing

The first person to plead guilty in the criminal scheme that led to the downfall of ex-San Antonio lawmaker Carlos Uresti won’t have to serve any prison time.

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