Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #227 | July 10, 2019

We hope all of our readers had a nice 4th of July holiday last week! We had a pretty light frac sand news week, due to the holiday.

Have a great rest of the week!

This Week's News

U.S. Surpasses 12 Million Barrels a Day, EIA Reports

U.S. oil production surpassed 12 million barrels a day in April, further extending the nation's record output during the fracking boom, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Monday. The 12.2...

The Great Pause… A Look At The Current US Drilling Cycle In Crude Context

The drilling activity upcycle that began in 2016 started to take a breather in 4Q18. Now 2019 is shaping up to be the first down year in the past three...

Golf And Silver Sponsorships Sold Out

While the Golf and Silver level sponsorships are sold out for the 8th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference, we still have 5 Gold Sponsorships available and plenty of Bronze Sponsorships. If you have not already signed up, make sure you do soon before they're all sold out!

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Everybody Loves To Denigrate OPEC's Performance. But Has It Really Been That Unsuccessful?

With the latest OPEC meeting in the books – now dubbed OPEC+, more on that later – the usual hand-wringing about OPEC's lack of power, incompetence and irrelevance poured through...

Check Out Which Permian Wells are Within 2 Hours of a Frac Sand mMine

Check out which Permian wells are within 2 hours of a frac sand mine. 2015-2018 permitted Permian wells.

A Thematic Recap Of Infill Thinking’s 2Q19 Oilfield Market Research

Here with the third quarter of 2019 only about a week old, we are pausing to take a look back at 10 key themes that threaded through our research over...

Encana Sells Newfield Assets in Oklahoma

Canada's Encana Corp. bought The Woodlands-based Newfield Exploration earlier this year, and now Encana will sell some of its newly acquired acreage in Oklahoma. Encana said it will sell 140,000...

Shifting Sands of Shale Oil Extraction

In September 2018, the U.S. Energy Information Agency reported that the U.S. had likely surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil. The growth...

Utah Rail Line Might Make its Way Through Moffat County, Craig

A new railway route servicing the energy sector could make its way through Moffat County near Craig. In a notice of intent filed June 19 with the federal Surface Transportation...

Worried About Truck Traffic and Losing Valuable Water, Southern Utah Residents Fight Plan to Mine Frack Sand

Northwest of Kanab, an undulating sea of red sand rises for several miles spanning the divide between Kanab Creek and the East Fork of the Virgin River. On that southern...

Three Frac Sand Mine Meetings in Utah This Week

There are several important meetings next week, all concerning the Southern Red Sands frac sand processing plant. On July 8, there will be a presentation by an independent hydrologist about...

Oilfield Service Trucking Carriers Crushed By Evolving Demand

Lower capital expenditures, fewer wells and longer lateral lengths are helping oil and gas exploration and production companies turn their balance sheets rightside-up, but oilfield services firms are getting left...

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Covia Announces Sale of Its Calera, Alabama Lime Facility for $135 Million

Covia, a leading provider of mineral-based and material solutions for the Industrial and Energy markets, announced today that it has executed a definitive agreement to sell its Calera, Alabama lime...

VRX Silica has Four-Fold Increase in Silica Sand Resource at Arrowsmith North, Shares Up

VRX Silica Ltd has increased the silica sand resource at the Arrowsmith North Silica Sand Project north of Perth, Western Australia, four-fold to 771 million tonnes at 98% silica.

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