Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Pete Cook, Editor

Issue #253 | January 8, 2020

It is nice to see 2020 starting off with some decent news for the frac sand industry (a demand for sand drivers, new equipment, mini-mine opportunities, leading indicators, etc.).  Take some time to read through this week’s articles.  There are not as many as usual, but they are informative!  Have a great week!

This Week's News

Fracking Sand Transport System to Bring Sand to Southeast New Mexico from West Texas

A multi-mile conveyor belt system could bring sand for hydraulic fracturing from West Texas into southeast New Mexico, where a boom in oil and gas production was led by...

Infill Thinking’s Top 19 Stories Of 2019 In Frac Sand And Oilfield Water

During a dynamic 2019, Infill Thinking: shipped 100 e-newsletters to active members, shipped 45 data-driven e-newsletter to Analyst Plan members, published 370 original written research updates, hosted 4 member meet-ups in key oilfield cities, conducted...

Are Mini-Mines the Next Big Thing in Frac Sand?

The Petroleum Connection is pleased to announce we will have a presentation about Mini-Mines at the 5th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update, at The Petroleum Club on January 29. Come...

Superior to premier new portable screen/wash plant

Superior Industries, a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, will showcase a newly configured portable wash plant during...

Pandemonium Erupts In The Texas Frac Supply Chain As 2020 Begins

Panic in frac sand. This is not hyperbole folks… 2020 is off to anything but a smooth start. High class problem though? Here’s what all the fuss is about….

$42.57 Million in Sales Expected for Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure

Analysts expect that Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Inc will post sales of $42.57 million for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Six analysts have made estimates for Solaris Oilfield...

A SandBox for Every Play

SandBox Logistics is revolutionizing last mile oilfield logistics, one box at a time. The Houston-based operation is outrunning their competition with a bold blend of ingenuity, a relentless...

Energy Expert David Blackmon to Speak at the 5th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update!

The Petroleum Connection is pleased to announce that noted commentator and energy expert David Blackmon will be speaking at the 5th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update. Mr. Blackmon is...

This Permian Leading Indicator Bodes Well For 1H202

With 2019 in the books, we spent some time over the weekend becoming more encouraged about 2020 as we updated our data on…

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Available Frac Sand Assets to be on Display at the 5th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update

The Petroleum Connection is excited to announce that we have added a poster display component to the 5thAnnual Frac Sand Industry Update. The posters will showcase frac sand assets...

Analyst predicts more lean times for frac sand producers

After a year of decline for Wisconsin’s frac sand mining industry marked by closures and bankruptcy, a national analyst expects more sluggish demand in 2020. Over the last two years, the...

Fiction: Little Boom Town on the Prairie

‘Everything’s coming up hydrocarbons!” blares the headline of a trade bulletin during the heyday of an oil and fracking boom in John Sayles’s “Yellow Earth” (Haymarket, 416 pages, $28). Mr. Sayles—perhaps best known...

Energy Producers’ New Year’s Resolution: Pay the Tab for the Shale Drilling Bonanza

The bill is coming due for the shale industry’s price war with OPEC. North American oil-and-gas companies have more than $200 billion of debt maturing over the next four years, starting...

Houston company partners with Nokia to bring 5G service to oil patch

Houston oilfield telecommunications company Infrastructure Networks has partnered with the Finnish cell phone equipment giant Nokia to bring fifth generation mobile data service to the Permian...

It Wasn’t A December To Remember For The US Rig Count… And Maybe That’s A Good Thing!

For the US land rig count, December 2019 was pretty mundane. Considering the downtrend in activity that dominated much of 2019 and the typical holiday headwinds that December brings, a boring...

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