Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #228 | July 17, 2019

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This Week's News

Emerge Energy Hits Ch. 11 In Del. With $339M In Debt

Emerge Energy Services LP, which mines and distributes silica sand proppant for the oil and gas fracturing industry, filed late Monday for chapter 11 protection.

2nd Frac Sand Bankruptcy In Less Than A Week As Restructuring Trend Gains Steam…

Shale Support filed Chapter 11 last Thursday. In our coverage at the time, we noted they would not be alone in the bankruptcy camp for very long. We admittedly didn’t...

Bankruptcy In Frac Sand

Restructuring continues in the frac sand industry, claiming another sand producer this week. Per the bankruptcy filing, the company owes total debts of…

Tarmac International

Shale Support Files for Bankruptcy

Last week Shale Support, a frac sand producer and shipper headquartered in Louisiana, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company is not able to deal with $128 million in debt...

Sachem Head Capital Says A Split-Up Eagle Will Fly

Gamco Investors disclosed on July 10 a stake in the valve and flow-control products engineering firm of 2,960,972 shares, a nearly 14.9% interest in Circor’s outstanding stock.

Menards Seeks Permit for Sand Mine Already Operating in Eau Claire County

Menards is seeking permits for a sand mine it already operates at its rural Eau Claire headquarters for use in the retail company’s cement products.

How Frac Sand Impacts Shale Play USA

Interview: Rex Tucker, Owner, Compliance Cavalry talks about frac sand and how it is involved in the fracking process.

Callon Petroleum Acquires Carrizo Oil in $1.21B Merger of Houston Firms

Callon Petroleum said Monday it will acquire Carrizo Oil & Gas at a price tag of more than $1.2 billion in a combination of two Houston oil producers.

Surge Energy America Announces Successful Completion of Longest Known Lateral in Permian Basin of 3.4 Miles

Surge Energy US Holdings Company today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Moss Creek Resources Holdings, Inc., has successfully completed the longest known lateral in the Permian Basin.

Union Pacific: Expect More Cost Take-Outs In Q2

Union Pacific reports quarterly earnings July 18. Analysts expect revenue of $5.7 billion and EPS of $2.18. The revenue estimate implies flat growth Y/Y. Investors should focus on the following...

Underused Tax Incentive Could Benefit Material Handling Companies

While innovation in the material handling sector will itself create growth, a powerful tax incentive can help companies become more agile by putting money back into the hands of the...

The Mouat Company

BLM Moving to Colorado

The Trump administration is planning to move the Bureau of Land Management, the federal agency overseeing oil and gas drilling on federal lands, to Grand Junction, Colo., the Washington Post...

Permian Oil Companies Donate $16.5M for New Midland-Odessa Charter Schools

The new Permian Strategic Partnership of 20 energy companies said it will donate $16.5 million to support the opening of 14 new charter schools in the Midland-Odessa area.

Growth in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Shale and Tight Gas Production Leads to LNG Exports

Argentina’s domestic natural gas production has been rising steadily in the past three years, largely because of increasing production from the Neuquén Basin’s Vaca Muerta shale and tight gas play....

President Energy Encouraged by Well Fracturing Results in Argentina

President Energy said fracturing activities at a well in Argentina had so far generated results at the high end of initial expectations.

Cuadrilla in Race to Frack Second Well to Beat November Deadline

Cuadrilla is in a race to frack their second well in order to beat the November deadline

Novatek Confirms Achimov Gas Prospect

Russia’s largest private natural gas producer Novatek said that Arcticgas, a joint venture between Novatek and Gazprom Neft, completed a horizontal well number ‘U2802’ targeting the lower Achimov formation at...

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