Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #209 | March 6, 2019

This Week's News

U.S. Mines Produced An Estimated $82.2 Billion In Minerals During 2018

The report from the USGS National Minerals Information Center is the earliest comprehensive source of 2018 mineral production data for the world. It includes statistics on more than 90 mineral...

The 2018 Proppant Market Report: One Trillion Pounds And Counting

PropTester, Inc. and KELRIK LLC announce the 2018 Proppant Market Report will be released on March 4, 2019. The Proppant Market Report is an annual review of the global proppant...

“Propveyor” – Plans For A New Permian Sand Midstream Solution Unveiled Thursday

Infill Thinking learned about a new midstream concept for Permian Basin frac sand logistics that was later discussed publicly for the first time...

Frac Sand Related Websites on Sale

The owners of Proppant Solutions have decided to move on to other ventures, and they have a bunch of sought-after domain names available for sale. Take a look...

In This Oil Boom Town, Even A Barber Can Make $180,000

West Texas has seen its share of oil booms, but the people there say this one is unlike any they’ve seen. Driven by shale drilling, a gusher of crude production...

Trucks, Large Silos Part Of New Fracking Site In Smith County, Texas

It’s really big and many people are wondering just what it is. If you’ve been around County Roads 1133 and 1100 in Smith County you may have seen it. It...

As Unbundling Spreads, A Leading Pressure Pumper Says It Doesn’t Work

In our latest round of channel checks, we continue to hear more E&Ps direct sourcing and more openness among pressure pumpers to allow E&Ps to sand their own frac jobs...

Vista Oil & Gas Is Opening The Spigots On Argentina's Vast Shale Play

Vista Oil & Gas is breathing a new kind of life into Vaca Muerta, the vast shale play under development in Argentina. Eight years ago, the region was untapped. Then...

Exxon, Chevron Plan To Dominate Permian, Grow As Others Cut Back

The nation's two largest oil companies said Tuesday they plan to significantly hike their activity in West Texas' Permian Basin and dominate the region, spending even more money while others...

US Shale Players Cut Budgets And Boost Production

On average, US shale companies expect to deliver 15% growth in oil production in 2019 over 2018. At the same time, operators say they will cut capital spending by 5%...

Pre-Conference Seminars Added To The Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

The Petroleum Connection is pleased to announce a new feature to the 8thAnnual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference. The Roundtable Discussions have been a good addition to the agenda,...

Say You Want A Revolution? A 2019 Last Mile Logistics Growth & Innovation Story

On a chilly Permian morning a couple weeks ago, we spent some time with the management team behind a new, rapidly growing last mile solution. This week, the team is...

New Pressure Pumping Points In An Old Narrative

As oilfield service earnings season winds down, the 1H19 pressure pumping narrative is now pretty well established. Here’s what we heard this week that’s a little bit different and off...

Shale Companies, Adding Ever More Wells, Threaten Future of U.S. Oil Boom

Shale companies’ strategy to supercharge oil and gas production by drilling thousands of new wells more closely together is turning out to be a bust. What’s more, the approach is...

A New Last Mile Software Solution With Roots Deep In Trucking Just Hit The Market

This is the fourth installment in our Silica Valley Series which shines the spotlight on an increasingly critical part of the frac value chain: new software solutions in the last...

Taylor Joins OmniTRAX Energy Solutions To Bolster Business Growth Effort

OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the largest privately held transportation service companies in North America and an affiliate of The Broe Group, announces OmniTRAX Energy Solutions has added Casey Taylor as...

Former Frac Sand President Pleads Guilty To Fraud

The former president of a Chippewa County frac sand mine who was accused of spending $335,489 of company funds for his own use pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to...

Proposed Canadian silica Sand Mine Dividing Community Over Economic, Environment Concerns

A proposed silica sand mine is dividing some people living near the site of the development, about 200-kilometres north of Winnipeg on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. Proponents of...

Fracking Bill Temporarily Postponed In Florida Senate

Anti-fracking forces filled a Senate committee room Monday to urge lawmakers to kill a proposed fracking ban. The Sierra Club, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Rethink Energy and others do not...

Vikas Proppant & Granite Ltd Updates On Mining License

Vikas Proppant & Granite Ltd has recently entered into a new niche market of Proppants manufacturing which ONGC and other oil and gas drillers are importing currently. The company has...

Neat: A Model Industrial Sand Hopper Wagon For Sale on UK Ebay

Hornby Railways R004 B.I.S Hopper Wagon. Excellent condition, rare item, unboxed, will be csarefully and securely packed or postage at cost...

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