Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #184 | September 12, 2018

This Week's News

Texas Sand Mines Starting to Edge Out Midwestern Counterparts

Texas mines that produce sand used in the hydraulic fracturing process are gaining ground against their Midwestern counterparts.

Local Frac Sand Spreads to Eagle Ford and SCOOP/STACK

The push to develop local sources of frac sand — and significantly reduce well-completion costs in the process — started in the Permian Basin, but it didn’t end there. A...

Atlas Sand Company Provides Update on Kermit Facility

Atlas Sand Company, LLC is pleased to provide an operational update regarding its Kermit, TX facility. On August 28, 2018, approximately 4 weeks after Atlas fulfilled its first scheduled...

The First Truckloads Are Departing Badger Mining’s Brand New Permian Mine’s Gates

Infill Thinking members can log in to see another exclusive report. This time, we report on the newest Permian mine startup before the official announcement, which we expect to make...

U.S. Silica Not Given Enough Credit For Sandbox

U.S. Silica, reported monster revenues and net income recently, and changed the narrative on frac sand with its recent earnings call. The over 100 year old company said that Northern...

Northern White Sand Contracted For The Permian Is Being Rerouted To The Bakken At Customer Request

In this update, check out what’s new in the narrative of frac sand’s transition to a local supply base.

North Dakota geologists seek local sand source for fracking

North Dakota geologists are attempting to locate local sources of sand to be used for hydraulic fracturing as the oil industry demand grows. The North Dakota Geological Survey is collecting...

Study: Frac sand market still in state of oversupply

Demand for sand used to drill for oil and natural gas is hitting record levels, but a fast-growing Texas sand mining industry is adding to a glut in the market...

Global Industrial Sand Report by Freedonia

Global Industrial Sand Report by Freedonia

Flood of Sand Points to Shakeout for Shale Suppliers

Two years ago, many investors had the same idea: tapping the dunes of the West Texas desert to supply shale drillers with the sand they use in fracking. Now, around...

Too Much Fracking Sand Threatens Mines: Report

About 20 sand mines will soon be operating in the booming Permian Basin, but they are not all expected to survive as demand for their product, fracking sand, has slowed,...

MidCon Recon: The First Batch Of Boots On The Ground Observations

The good old midwestern drenching we got in Oklahoma this week did not deter our mission of gathering firsthand intelligence on the Lower 48’s second largest drilling and completions market.

Hawkwood Energy Targets Growth In East Texas Eagle Ford

The East Texas Eagle Ford may not be as big as the South Texas Eagle Ford, but the former is oilier, slightly more shallow and has comparable porosity, according to...

Anadarko Petroleum Gen 2 Completions Using More Sand To Boost Production

Anadarko Petroleum, is picking up where it left off last quarter, continuing its strong momentum in the DJ and Delaware Basins, where the company expects to yield more than 13%...

Drowning In Dirty Water, Permian Seeks $22 Billion Lifeline

In the dry, dusty plains of West Texas, home to America's most prolific oil play, the problem isn't too little water, it's too much of it.

3 Things You Need to Know About America's Oil Market Right Now

If you want to take the pulse of the North American oil and gas market, one of the best places to start is Halliburton's quarterly conference call. As the largest...

Money-Making Enterprises Boom in the Permian Basin

Permian Basin oil and gas producers are increasingly turning to rail and trucks to ship the flood of crude oil emanating from West Texas oil fields to Gulf Coast refineries...

Four Winds Founder Sentenced to 15 Years

Stanley Bates was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty for his part in a scheme that stole millions of dollars from investors.

Frac Sand Opponents Outline Their Potential Activities

Over the past month or so I've been getting in touch with some friends in the Midwest area who are fighting against the frac sand mining issue. I was interested...

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