Pete Cook, Editor
Issue #324 | May 26, 2021
There are some important articles in this week’s Frac Sand News Digest: sand trucking market share, the dunes Sagebrush Lizard, fleet electrification, a major sand mine up for auction, and plenty more. Before we jump in, results from last week’s survey were interesting. We had asked where we should hold the big Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference in 2022. The survey winner was to return to San Antonio, with a tie for second place between holding it in the DFW area and (this is the surprise) holding it in Albuquerque. We’ll start looking at venue options in San Antonio, but we might reach out to some DFW and Albuquerque venues as well, to see if they make an offer we cannot refuse!
No survey this week. Shoot me a note if you have any suggestions for other survey topics. Have a great rest of the week!
And now, the news…
Their first collaboration with a company serving the oil and gas industry, Hyliion will work closely with Detmar as they initiate the electrification of their fleet over the next five years.
Hyliion, a provider of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial trucks, this morning announced a new partnership with Detmar Logistics to initiate the electrification of Detmar’s sand hauling fleet over the next five years.
Infill Thinking provides a great interview with Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances (CCAA) Administrator Chris Jensen.
U.S. drillers have brought more than than 100 drilling rigs into operation so far this year, another milestone in the industry’s recovery from the pandemic-driven oil bust.
With WTI at $65, the Oklahoma drilling markets are playing some notable catch up in April and May 2021, with rig counts snapping back across the basin.
The all-stock merger brings together shale drillers in different regions, aiming to guard against commodity price swings
The pursuit of sustainable well cost savings is alive and well, and it’s paying dividends in E&P land. Tight oil economics have never been better, not even at $100 oil, as E&Ps find ways to pound well costs into the ground.
A company that was once one of Wisconsin's biggest producers of frack sand is liquidating one of four state mines.
Those calling for an end to fossil fuel investment and use will no doubt consider themselves vindicated by the apparent support for their position. But the IEA is actually describing what is necessary to achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2050, not predicting what will happen. If anything, it should bolster arguments that the net zero goals are seriously unrealistic.
One aspect of fracking that has avoided serious criticism is proppant, the tiny sand grains that are pumped down the well with high-pressure water that cracks up the rock. It has continued to quietly go about its work without much attention and without much praise. But that may be about to change.
Interesting article, though a bit too much of a sales pitch.
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