Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #190 | October 24, 2018

This Week's News

OmniTRAX, 1845 Oil Field Services Form Joint Venture

OmniTRAX Inc. and truck-freight provider 1845 Oil Field Services have formed ShaleTECH Transport to expand last-mile transportation and energy logistics offerings to oil and gas producers.

New JV, ShaleTECH, To Provide Mine-To-Well Head Solutions

An affiliate of OmniTRAX Inc., one of the largest privately held transportation service companies in North America, and 1845 Oil Field Services, a leading truck freight provider, have formed ShaleTECH...

CSL Capital Management and High Roller Group Sell Permian Sand Mine & Plant Assets to Wisconsin Proppants

Acquisition of the Kermit, Texas mine & plant assets by Wisconsin Proppants provides WP with an industry-leading footprint and sand production capability in West Texas.

Preferred Sands Announces Commercial Opening Of In-Basin Sand Mine In Oklahoma

Preferred Proppants, LLC announced today that it has commenced commercial operations at its Oakwood sand mine and facility, further expanding the Company’s national in-basin sand footprint and continuing its localization...

Frac Sand Industry Leaders Gathering In San Antonio This Week

700+ leaders from across the frac sand supply chain are gathering this week at the 7th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference in San Antonio. Featuring 100 sponsors and a great lineup of speakers, this promises to be a great conference.

Railing Local Permian Sand Outside The Basin Might Be History. Is Railing It Inside The Future?

By this time next year, you may be hearing a whole lot more about a new way to move local sand.

U.S. Silica Misses Estimates, Sees Frac Sand Price Recovery In 2019

U.S. Silica Holdings missed analysts' estimates for quarterly profit on Tuesday, as fewer oil well completions hit demand for its frac sand, and said it expected substantial price and margin...

Hi-Crush Completes Buyout Of General Partner

Hi-Crush Partners LP, or 'Hi-Crush' or the 'Partnership', today announced that it has acquired its general partner by acquiring Hi-Crush Proppants LLC for consideration of 11.0 million newly issued common...

New Orleans Announces ‘Wins’ In 2018 State Of The Port Address, Including Frac Sand Exports

Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans President and CEO, and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation CEO, highlighted the successes and challenges of the agency’s diverse business profile in...

Frac Spread Tracker Shows Growth Spurt

Data are ubiquitous in the oil and gas industry, and statistics about drilling activity – such as the Baker Hughes Rig Count and S&P Global Platts’ RigData – provide snapshots...

Frac Sand Industry Faces Challenges

Hi-Crush announced recently it would idle its frac sand dry plant operations on Highway Q in Whitehall. Although wet plant operations at the site will remain operational, the move resulted...

Halliburton Calls The Bottom, Sticks To Their Guns On Sand

Halliburton reported earnings Monday morning and hosted their quarterly conference call with investors.

Schlumberger Chief Warns On US Shale Oil Production

Schlumberger Chief Warns On US Shale Oil Production...

Analyst: Pipeline Bottleneck Could Lead To Sand Oversupply

Any slowdown in activity in the Permian Basin oil patch due to pipeline bottlenecks is expected to ripple through the energy industry's supply chain, from drilling rigs to completion crews...

West Texas Is Struggling With An Onslaught Of Problems

Drilling booms have come and gone in this oil town for nearly a century. But the frenzy gripping it now is different. Overwhelming. Drilling rigs tower over suburban backyards. There's...

Shale Industry Is Experiencing Some Major Growing Pains

Throughout the last decade, U.S. oil production has doubled from five million barrels of per day in 2017 to 10.4 MMbbl/d for the first half of 2018, with the bulk...

Oil Service Firms Face Pressures

Even as crude prices hover near four-year highs, US oilfield service firms' third-quarter results due out in coming days will reflect a shaky recovery, as their customers face drilling constraints...

IAC’s Unique Dual Infeed Frac Sand Dryer On Display At The Frac Sand Equipment Expo

The dual infeed dryer, designed and patented by IAC, is the industry leader in terms of performance, uptime, cost to operate, and output tonnages.

Infill Thinking Turns Two

Today marks an important milestone for the team here at Infill Thinking. This is the two-year anniversary of our very first oilfield research newsletter.

PanXchange Celebrates One Year Of Frac Sand Related Services

This month, PanXchange, a Denver-based OTC physical commodity exchange and a market structure solutions provider, marks its one year anniversary since going live in the physical frac sand market.

Canadian Pacific Reports Strong Q3

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited reported its highest quarterly revenue ever thanks to growth in energy and potash freight volumes. Third-quarter net income was the second highest its reported, as the...

EPA Set To Intervene With Wastewater Discharge Standards

Saltwater disposal wells are becoming saturated and with domestic oil and gas production in full swing, there is a bottleneck forming. Fracking is heavily reliant on water. It is used...

Fracking Begins For First Time In Seven Years In UK

Friends of the Earth fracking campaigner Jamie Peters commented: "Today's court ruling is sad news for local residents who've long fought against this dirty industry and the risks it poses...

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