Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #300 | December 2, 2020

We hope our readers had a great Thanksgiving. While we were unable to travel to see in-laws or cousins, we were certainly grateful for the opportunity to spend some quiet days with the immediate family. 2020 was a tough year, but it also gave us the opportunity to spend more time with family and allowed us to focus on what is most important.

As we turn our attention to 2021, please mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update, which will be held March 31, 2021 at The Petroleum Club in Houston. Also be sure to budget for your participation at the 10th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference, which will be held in Grapevine, TX on September 15-17, 2021. I’ll have to do some research to see if there is anyone (besides me!) who has participated in all nine of the previous Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conferences. We’ll have to provide some benefit and recognition for anyone who has done so. If you think you have, please reply to this email and I’ll take a look.

Not surprisingly, there is not a lot of frac sand news this week. The one big exception is our lead article, which is some breaking news announced by Infill Thinking. Check it out.

And now, the news…

This Week's News

Infill Thinking EXCLUSIVE: A Leader In Frac Sand Has New Leadership

Infill Thinking breaks news about a big leadership change at a leading frac sand firm...

Oil near $45 with OPEC+ struggling for consensus on output

Oil traded near $45 a barrel in New York with OPEC seeking more time to reach a deal on production policy after a meeting broke down without an agreement...

Hold The Cranberry Sauce…. No Turkey Break For US Drilling This Year!

In the first tangible indication that the typical holiday season slowdown in the US oilfield might be more benign than normal in the Lower 48 this year, US land rig count was up 10 rigs during Thanksgiving week...

The path to recovery for US oil production

Operators are likely to pursue a three-phase recovery that tracks the cost curve of activating production...


Pandemic briefly turns U.S. into net oil importer

The U.S. imported more crude and petroleum products than it exported in May and June as the pandemic crushed global demand for oil...

Proposed Uinta Basin railway would have ‘significant environmental impacts,’ federal agency finds

A proposed railway to transport crude oil across the Uinta Basin would have “significant environmental impacts,” ranging from wetland habitat loss to increased noise pollution, according to a recently prepared environmental impact statement...

Tracking Sand Mine Closures Across The Land

Infill Thinking shares an interesting takeaway from their latest mine closure tracking effort – check it out in this chart and commentary...

Truckers owed money after Texas firm files for bankruptcy

Four small-business carriers are owed more than $241,000...

Advertiser Space Available

Frac Sand Drivers Needed in Midland, El Paso, Odessa

#2000 +/- per week, plus fuel card and other benefits...

50 Frac Sand Owner/Operators Haulers Needed in Poteet, TX

50 frac sand owner/operators haulers needed...

U.S. Silica Announces Price Increases on Industrial and Specialty Products

Price increases will range up to 15 percent, depending on the product and grade. The price increases are effective for shipments starting Jan. 1, 2021...

Source Energy Noteholders and Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Recapitalization Transaction

100% of the votes cast by Noteholders and 99.98% of the votes cast by Shareholders were voted in favour of resolutions approving the Plan of Arrangement...

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