Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Pete Cook, Editor

Issue #211 | March 20, 2019

This Week's News

Smart Sand Says Frac Sand Prices Have Begun To Recover

Frac sand prices have already begun to rise on increasing demand, United States-based miner Smart Sand has told investors. On a conference call with investors on Thursday March 14, John...

US Local Sand’s Trajectory Slows As Permian Reaches Critical Mass

The great local sand rush of 2017-2018 has cooled off in 2019 after industry-wide frac sand pricing collapsed into a trough over the past 6-9 months. We estimate that Permian...

Rystad Energy Analysis: Northern White Sand Generates 39% Higher BOE Recoveries Than Regional Brady Brown Sand In the Delaware Basin

On March 15, 2019 Rystad Energy released a report detailing that in-basin sand has no initial impact (i.e. the IPs show no material differences) on well productivity in the Permian...

Everything Has Changed - The Frac Sand Revolution

The U.S. frac sand market has been turned on its head. Over the past three years, demand for the sand used in hydraulic fracturing has more than doubled, dozens of...

Permian Perspectives Part 5 – Last Mile & Wellsite Points

Our latest round of Permian market intelligence focuses on datapoints in frac sand’s last mile and wellsite handling market...

KKR-Backed Proppants Provider Preferred Sands Withdraws $100 Million IPO

Preferred Sands, which mines and processes frac sand used in oil and gas drilling, withdrew its plans for an initial public offering on Thursday. It originally filed in August 2017...

Interested In Buying Or Selling A Frac Sand Mine?

The Petroleum Connection can work on behalf of companies to confidentially reach out to other parties to see if there is an opportunity to pursue a transaction. Those interested in...

EP Energy Hit With $2.5M Suit Over Unpurchased Frac Sand

A company that specializes in providing fracking sand has sued EP Energy E&P Co. LP alleging the company failed to purchase an agreed-upon minimum amount and owes at least $2.5...

Another Take-Or-Pay Frac Sand Contract Debate Will Have Its Day In Court

The debate over take-or-pay frac sand contract sanctity continues, as a producer has turned to the courts for contract enforcement...

U.S. Silica's SandBox Unit Claims A Win At The Patent Office On Key Patent Claims

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed several additional patent claims covering fundamental aspects of technology owned by its SandBox Logistics™...

Communities Brace For Flooding, Hi-Crush Donates Sand & Sandbags

Some Minnesotans and Wisconsinites went straight from shoveling to sandbagging this month, when the weather swung quickly from piling up a massive snowpack to melting it down and adding more...

While Mining Frac Sand In The Dusty Dunes, You’ve Got To Stay Hydrated...

Today’s chart of the day sits at the intersection of water sourcing and frac sand mining...

OmniTRAX Energy Promotes Remington To VP

OmniTRAX Energy Solutions has promoted Scott Remington to vice president of terminal business development and special projects...

PanXchange And CQG Announce Market Data Partnership

PanXchange, a Denver-based OTC physical commodity exchange and price discovery platform, today announced a partnership with CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance solutions for trading, market data, technical analysis,...

Last Mile Delivery’s Heritage In The Canadian Sandpatch

What were you up to in 1974? That’s when our guest author today started working in frac sand logistics. He’s seen it all and done it all. And he shares...

Buyer Looking For Used Frac Sand Plants & Storage 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...

Researchers Find Elevated Particle Count In Air Near Frac Sand Sites

A group of UW-Eau Claire students presented air quality research in Chippewa Falls on Friday and encouraged the broader testing of air quality around the Chippewa Valley area.

Argentina Looks To Use Vaca Muerta Shale Play To Become Natural Gas Exporter

Argentinian energy company YPF is moving forward with plans to couple the development of the Vaca Muerta shale play with offshore liquefied natural gas technology to allow the South American...

A World Built On Sand And Oil

Oil and sand are not often commodities conjoined in discussions of global trade. The first is the motive engine of industry and transportation, fuel for heating and illumination, the spirit...

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