Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Pete Cook, Editor

Issue #195 | November 28, 2018

This Week's News

Covia Sheds Light On The New-Look Frac Sand Industry

Frac sand producers have been punished for lower frac sand pricing and threats of debundling by E&Ps. Pricing has even reached unsustainable levels, according to CVIA. But CVIA is providing...

New MidCon Frac Sand Conversion Project Pushes The Oklahoma Greenfield Trend In A New Direction

While touring the MidCon to gather market intelligence back in September, we picked up on the potential for a frac sand mine to open near Oklahoma City. This morning, we...

Chesapeake Energy Signs Long-Term Wyoming Frac Sand Logistics Deal With Pronghorn Logistics

Chesapeake Energy Corp. has entered into a long-term frac sand logistics deal to support its drilling operations in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The Oklahoma-based exploration and production company...

Infill Thinking's 2019 Last Mile Preview Part One - Is The Pre-Frac Logistics Fear Factor Poised To Make A Comeback?

In a three-part series starting with this update today, we preview cutting edge completions logistics themes to watch in 2019. In this part one, we discuss how industry perception of...

Infill Thinking's 2019 Last Mile Preview Part Two - The Year Of The Ninja, Unbundling Shockwaves, Max Payloads, Truck Ownership Questions, and more...

We are previewing key themes for 2019 that will help shape and influence last mile logistics for completions across the Lower 48. In this installment we share a half dozen...

PropX Handling Some Last-Mile Logistics In Argentina

PropX and our partners in Argentina, AESA, started supporting Last Mile Sand Logistics in the Vaca Muerta basin on Nov. 14, 2018. Congratulations to AESA and their client for...

Vikas Proppant Receives Export Order Worth Rs 448.47 Crore

Vikas Proppant & Granite has received an export order of 75500 tons 40mesh proppant worth Rs 448.47 crore from TATNEFT, Russian Company, which is sixth largest oil and gas drilling...

Panel Discusses Best Ways To Optimize Production

Forecasts have the Permian Basin increasing oil production to as much as 5 million barrels a day. in the coming years. The challenge is finding the best way to measure...

The Wolfcamp Play Has Been Key To Permian Basin Oil And Natural Gas Production Growth

Increased oil and natural gas development in the Wolfcamp play has helped drive overall crude oil and natural gas production growth in the Permian Basin during the past decade. Drilling...

In Fracking, It's Déjà-Vu As Potential Oil Glut Poses Threat To Production

Plunging oil prices once again threaten to force American shale drillers to pull back on production, just as they were preparing to unleash a flood of crude.

Flood Of Low-Cost Supply Swamps Our Frac Sand Valuations

We have lowered our fair value estimates for the frac sand companies we cover to reflect recent industry developments, most notably deteriorating pricing in the face of continued low-cost sand...

Rail Logistics, From Ethanol's View

Transportation being as critical as it is in the ethanol industry, producers take notice when disruptions occur. In late 2013 and through much of 2014, ethanol shipments were stymied as...

Unearthed Worries: Frack Sand Mine In Manitoba Draws Ire From Neighbors

Exposure to tiny sand particles a cancer risk, says Don Sullivan, worried by adverse health concerns. A massive frack sand mine proposed along the east shore of Lake Winnipeg is...

Outside Groups To Weigh In On Minnesota Sand Suit

Now that it has reached the Minnesota Supreme Court, frac sand company Minnesota Sands' lawsuit against Winona County is attracting a lot of outside attention. The League of Minnesota Cities,...

Catching Up: Meteor Timber's $75M Frac Sand Project Still Mired In Legal Challenges

A Monroe County judge is scheduled to rule this week on whether to advance a legal challenge to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' authority regarding a controversial frac sand...

Ugh, When Our Sun Blows Up It's Probably Gonna Get Sand Everywhere

Until now, scientists didn't know for sure where most of the stuff around us came from. Now, they do...

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