Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Pete Cook, Editor

Issue #192 | November 7, 2018

This Week's News

Monthly U.S. Oil Production Hits Record High

Monthly U.S. oil production hit a record high in August, making the nation the world’s largest oil producer...

The Story Of Fracking: American Ingenuity In A Time Of Crisis

In the 1990s, rolling into the turn of the century, projections showed that U.S. demand for natural gas would soon exceed the nation’s ability to meet it. This was clear...

Energy Markets Brace For U.S. Sanctions On Iran

The energy sector is poised for a mixed to higher start, highlighted by a rise in U.S. stock index futures following better-than-expected employment data while oil prices trade flat to...

Atlas Sand Company Announces Grand Opening Of Monahans Frac Sand Facility

Atlas Sand Company, LLC is pleased to announce the grand opening of its Monahans, TX facility. On October 30, 2018, the first scheduled deliveries of frac sand from the...

An Eagle Ford Sand Miner Just Threw Their Hat Into The Oklahoma Ring (Infill Thinking Exclusive)

With stories like this that can’t be found anywhere else, why would you go anywhere else for your completions supply chain...

Schlumberger Is Placing Pressure On Peers With New Sand Mines

Schlumberger Limited reached an inflection point in the third quarter as international revenues outpaced North American revenues for the first time since 2014. In fact, all regions around the world,...

Company Hopes Local Sand Can Help It Curb Some Costs

A market shift in the drilling industry has some in the local industry examining how to turn sand from the region around Medicine Hat into paydirt.

Is The Local Sand Rush Finally Ready To Pause In 2019?

As we prepare for a major Think Sheets release in the next week or so, we thought it’d be interesting to chart the appearance timeline of all the new mines...

Notes From The Road In The Humming Haynesville Shale

Following the big frac sand conference in San Antonio a couple weeks ago, a contingent of the Infill Thinking team invested some time doing boots on the ground research in...

The Next Generation Of Frac Sand Plant Optimization Launched By IAC At The Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference In San Antonio

Industrial Accessories Company (IAC) has emerged as an industry leader in Frac Sand Plant Optimization. IAC has assembled a team of experts on dryer performance, dry plant controls, loadout...

Solaris’s Next Mile: Seeking Growth Beyond The Mobile Proppant Storage Replacement Cycle

The last mile replacement cycle may be ending, but Solaris has some revenue diversification initiatives up their sleeve that fit nicely with overarching themes in shale.

TxDOT To Add Auxiliary Lanes On FM 874 The Week Of Nov. 5

The project will add auxiliary lanes and turn lanes on FM 874 in Winkler County just west of Highway 115. The project will consist of widening the roadway, overlaying the...

The Manifest Shift Just Got Real With “Some Lumps” In Implementation. Meanwhile, Sand Cars Decline.

It’s earnings season and if your office looks anything like ours, you’re probably up to your eyeballs in reading material.

Minnesota Supreme Court Takes On Frac Sand Case

The Minnesota Supreme Court decided to take the case. In a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of Winona County’s ban on new frac sand mines, the high court announced last...

Cuadrilla Says It Has Found The First Gas From Its Lancashire, UK Fracking Site

It said the natural gas returned to surface, along with water being recycled from the shale rock, after hydraulic fracturing a small section of the shale surrounding the first of...

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