Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #273 | May 27, 2020

I hope you had a nice Memorial Day Weekend. I think due to the holiday, it was a very light week for frac sand news articles. That said, we have big news that we have merged the Mobile-Mini Frac Sand Mine Forum into the 9th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference.
With seating at The Petroleum Club still limited and many companies not yet ready to send their employees to conferences, it seemed the prudent thing to cancel the July 1 event and turn our attention to the Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference in September. We look forward to seeing you there!

This Week's News

Mobile-Mini Frac Sand Mine Forum Merges with the Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

The Petroleum Connection has announced that the Mobile Mini Frac Sand Mine Forum will be merged into the 9th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference.  By mid-September, frac sand demand should be headed back in the right direction and people should be ready to get back out and do some business, so please mark your calendars, register, and book your rooms!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Versatility On Display. Frac Sand’s Newest Tech Is Making An Unexpected But Compelling Debut

We spotted some brand new equipment being deployed in an unexpected way in the downturn. This deployment strategy makes a ton of sense though…

Proppant Express Investments Prevails in U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit: PropX Did Not Infringe on SandBox Logistics Intellectual Property, Upholding Federal District Court Ruling

Proppant Express Investments, LLC, a leader in providing last-mile sand logistics to the energy industry, today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...

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Federal Circuit Reverses PTAB’s Precedential Opinion Panel on Aspects of Joinder

The POP determined that § 315(c) “provides discretion to allow a petitioner to be joined to a proceeding in which it is already a party and provides discretion to allow joinder of new issues into...

For The Permian Basin… Good News & Bad News

This update offers up a mixed bag to the many good Infill Thinking members whose economic interests lie in the oilfields of Midland, Carlsbad, Kermit, and the surrounding area...

Painting a Picture: The Perils of US Shale

The team at PanXchange wanted to shed some perspective on how calamitous of a downturn this has been for the US OFS and frac sand markets. The week ending February 28 (the first full week after...

Woodlands-based sand co. at risk of delisting (article access requires subscription)

The company's stock price has fallen below the Nasdaq's minimum threshold.

St. Louis Port collaboration key to growing waterway business

Officials with four regional port districts talked about the significance of their operations Tuesday as part of FreightWeek STL, an annual conference being broadcast via teleconference this...

Hillenbrand: Softness In End-Markets To Weigh On 2020 Revenue

In the second quarter of fiscal 2020, Hillenbrand, Inc, a diversified industrial equipment company, fared much better than Wall Street expected. Its adjusted earnings per share and revenue were well above the level...

The challenges facing our mining education providers

In response to Michael Moore's questions, the challenges facing our mining education providers, numbers of applicants for mining related degrees are tumbling - the industry still has its head in the...

How a “Bunch of Badass Queer Anarchists” Are Teaming Up With Locals to Block a Pipeline Through Appalachia

Wackos, some of whom started their nonsense by opposing frac sand, continue their noise.  Not really worth reading…but I thought the article title was remarkable.

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