Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #210 | March 13, 2019

This Week's News

The Petroleum Connection Issues A Clarification On Frac Sand Conferences

Over the past couple of weeks, The Petroleum Connection has received multiple complaints about recent and upcoming frac sand events. Clearly the idea was that “all frac sand events are...

13 Interesting Things We Read Last Week That Are Relevant To Frac Sand

We’ve been reading alot this week. We’ve also been curating a recap of items we read with the highest impact value for the frac sand supply chain. Enjoy…

IEA: U.S. Energy Sector Will Lead World With 'Second Wave Of Shale'

The U.S. energy sector will dominate the global oil and gas industry in the coming years as the "second wave" of shale growth takes hold, the International Energy Agency said...

Buyer Looking For Used Frac Sand Plants For Sale

If you have a used frac sand plant that may be for sale, there is a buyer who may be interested in taking it off your hands. The buyer is...

Going Gaga For Gushers: Oil Producers Set To Boost Permian Basin Production

Today, we’re looking at a U.S. oil basin that we talk extensively about in our sand market reports and is back in the spotlight of oil and gas media: the...

Chevron Builds "From Shale To Scale" In The Permian

Energy major Chevron took oil and gas development in the booming Permian Basin to a large-scale manufacturing mode and now is beginning to drill West Texas oil wells from Houston...

ExxonMobil/Chevron Are Converting The Permian Into A Manufacturing Operation

The exploration for oil and natural gas has always been among the most risky propositions in the business world. The major risk today, in the new age of shale, revolves...

US Frackers Optimistic For 2019 After ExxonMobil Pledge To Boost Permian Basin Oil Output

The Permian Basin is the largest oil basin in the United States, and the heartland of fracking. However, activity there has been hampered by high costs and squeezed capacity. But...

The Cost Of Doing Nothing. Zooming In On Permian Infrastructure

In today’s guest post, James offers a unique perspective on the economic impact of under-developed road-ways and key insights on transportation infrastructure development in West Texas.

Central Texas Frac Sand Mine Hours Drop 10%

In 2019, Texas will reach over 130 million tons of production per year (MMTPY) of frac sand nameplate capacity, of which 85% will come from Permian and Eagle Ford facilities,...

Oil And Gas Onshore Podcast – Interview With Tom Heitzman From Hi-Crush

Oil and Gas Onshore, providing energy for the world through innovation one well at a time...and we're here to tell you about it.

Oil Rises On Tighter Venezuela, Saudi Supplies

Oil rose to the highest in more than a week after Saudi Arabia was said to plan extending deep supply curbs and a nationwide blackout sparked a production collapse in...

Smart Sand: A High Risk/High-Reward Energy Play

Today, we take a look at one of the riskier small cap holdings in my portfolio. The company occupies a particularly volatile part of the domestic energy sector. While high...

To Get Wyoming Oil Out Of The Rock, What Matters Most, Engineering Or Geology?

At some point in recent years, drilling in Wyoming and in many parts of the U.S. became an engineer’s game...

The USGS Has Released The 2016 USGS Minerals Yearbook Chapter "Silica". The Chapter Is Now Available At:

Industrial sand and gravel, often called "silica," "silica sand," and "quartz sand," includes sands and gravels with high silicon dioxide (SiO2) content. These sands are used in glassmaking; for...

Whiting Petroleum Is Growing Production Double Digits In 2019

Whiting Petroleum deserves credit for working through tough conditions in Q4 2018, which included widening differentials in the Bakken, gruesome weather at minus 34 degrees, power outages, and lower oil...

Challenge To Winona County's Frac Sand Ban To Be Heard By State Supreme Court Next Month

The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the legality of Winona County’s ban on frac sand mining on Wednesday, April 10, at the University of Minnesota Law School...

Communities Concerned About Traffic And Highway Safety Of Proposed Silica Sand Mine

If a proposed mine is approved north of Winnipeg, trucks carrying silica sand could make nearly 100 trips to and from Winnipeg each day. The Wanipigow Sand Extraction Project is...

UW-EC Professor To Discuss Frac Sand Health Risks At Chippewa Falls Public Library

Dr. Crispin Pierce, a nationally-recognized expert on frac sand health risks, is a Professor of Environmental Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He, his interns, and students will...

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