Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #185 | September 19, 2018

This Week's News

Pioneer Natural Resources Company and U.S. Silica Announce West Texas Sand Supply Agreement

Pioneer Natural Resources Company and U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a long-term sand supply agreement by which Pioneer will purchase an interest in U.S....

Pioneer Takes Stake In U.S. Silica's Permian Sand Mine

Pioneer Natural Resources is now a stakeholder in a West Texas frack sand mine. Through its agreement with U.S. Silica, the Midland Basin producer will gain an interest in U.S....

Is This The Biggest Frac Sand Contract Of All Time?

Quick thoughts on the breaking news Tuesday afternoon that a leading E&P has taken a stake in an in-basin frac sand plant.

Devon Energy Is Capturing Efficiencies And Going To 75% Regional Sand Usage

Devon Energy Corporation is raising production growth estimates, even in an environment where a lack of takeaway capacity is straining differentials for most E&P players. DVN also has secured most...

Another Permian Mine Is About To Open

We caught up with the management team of a private company gunning to open the next Permian mine. Read all about it here…

SCOOP/STACK To Gain In-Basin Shale Sand Operation

The SCOOP/STACK shale play of Oklahoma is gaining a new in-basin frack sand mine. Black Mountain Sand, a Texas-based firm that first began operating in-basin sand operations in the Permian...

Energy Podcast: Breaking Down the Frack Sand Industry

With the explosion of fracking across the United States, demand for fracking-related services is skyrocketing. We discuss the fracking sand industry, its role in the fracking process, and break down...

Meet The Shalennials: CEOs Under 40 Making millions In Texas Oil

it's not hard to see why Sellers and Cambell are in such high demand in this hardscrabble city that has become the global center of the shale revolution. Over the...

Is The Shale Showdown Overblown?

The shale industry has hit a bit of a rough patch, with pipeline bottlenecks, cost inflation and a crowded field contributing to a drilling and production slowdown. But many in...

The Wellsite Frac Sand Storage Replacement Cycle Ends In 2018

All new gen wellsite storage suppliers have enjoyed remarkable growth trajectories, but how long will this continue to be the case?

Nation’s Shippers Look To Rail, But Proppant Suppliers See Issues

If a shipper frustrated by rising trucking rates, higher fuel surcharges and the inability to secure a truck is thinking of turning to intermodal, Todd Tranausky has a message: there...

Pressure Pumping, Last Mile Logistics, And Wellsite Storage Observations From The Road

More notes from the road from the time our team invested researching the MidCon on location.

Truck-stop king looks to corner hauling in chaotic Permian

Pilot Flying J, better known for its more than 750 roadside travel centers, announced two deals earlier this year to almost double its crude-hauling capacity to 220,000 barrels a day....

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Shows Strong Growth Momentum

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure provides supply chain management and logistics solutions to the energy industry, including mobile and permanent infrastructure that increases proppant throughput capacity. In 2018 so far, SOI’s stock...

Rapat Corporation Offers Full Line of Enclosed Conveyors to Address New OSHA Regulations

Rapat Corporation’s complete line of enclosed conveyors helps eliminate dust emissions, providing a solution for industries looking to meet OSHA’s updated silica-related regulations that went into effect in June...

AMI Silica Receives Development Permit for Mayerthorpe Facility

Athabasca Minerals Inc. announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary AMI Silica Inc. has received approval of its Development Permit for industrial sand processing, storage and distribution facilities in Mayerthorpe, Alberta. Further...

Uranium Player In Argentina Frac Sand Deal

A Canadian uranium miner has signed an agreement to sublease a concession in Argentina to an undisclosed operator to produce silica sand for hydraulic fracturing.

Vikas Proppant & Granite Wins Contract Worth Rs 29.80 Crore

Vikas Proppant & Granite has been given on contract 200 bighas land for mining to remove fractured debris from the ground upto 10 meters depth for a sum of Rs.29.80...

Ho-Chunk Nation General Council Approves Rights of Nature Constitutional Amendment, Bans Sand Mining

On Saturday, the General Council of the Ho-Chunk Nation voted overwhelmingly –86.9% in favor — to amend their tribal constitution to enshrine the Rights of Nature. The Ho-Chunk Nation...

Anti-Fracking Group’s Latest Agenda-Driven Chemical Disclosure Report Falls Woefully Short on Facts

Partnership for Policy Integrity (PPI) is out with yet another failed attempt to resurrect talking points about fracking fluid chemical disclosure. And PPI’s latest activist-funded report, which analyzes Pennsylvania well...

Anti-Frac Sand Group In Wisconsin Posts Notes From Their Conference Call Last Week

On Tuesday, September 11th, we held an open call in follow up to previous discussions regarding next step ideas on the frac sand issue.

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