Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #328 | June 23, 2021

There are only a handful of articles in this week’s newsletter, but there are some important ones (primarily from Infill Thinking).  Enjoy the newsletter!


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Final OSHA Sand Dust Rule Phase-In At Frac Sites Is Imminent

The imminent phase-in of new Federal regulations has implications for frac wellsite operations, supply chain market share, costs, and investment in new technology. Starting next week, new OSHA requirements will affect every frac site in the US, where we estimate nearly 220 crews are active today.

Fatal Hit and Run by Frac Sand Hauler

According to this LinkedIn post, a frac sand hauler in Texas killed a pedestrian. Fortunately, he was apprehended.

Large Last Mile Solution Provider Begins CNG Pilot Project; Rolls Out New Dust Suppression System

We had a chance to catch up with the Sand Revolution management team to see what’s new with one of the largest Texas frac sand storage/hauling solution providers.

Dollar, Iranian Elections to Drive Oil Prices this Week

Apart from the results of the Iranian elections, the impact on the value of the U.S. dollar from Federal Reserve decisions and any fallout from storm activity in the Gulf of Mexico will drive the price of oil this week, analysts said.

Tight Oil Production Finally Starting To Respond To The 10-Month Old Rig Count Recovery?

The US rig count bottomed in August 2020. Since then, it’s nearly doubled from the bottom having climbed north steadily almost every week since September 2020 as our regular rig count weekly charts below show.

IAC Opens New Monahans Pffice

WTI Price Paid for The First Truck Load Of Oil Produced After Restart of Operations

Petroteq Energy and Greenfield are continuing to work with a local drilling fluids company to identify customers for the clean sand that results from oil sands for use as a potential frac sand.

Tracking The Most Active Shale Well Completer’s D&C Program

Each week through July 2021, we are illuminating the D&C trajectory of one large operator in the Lower 48 with hard data.

It’s Too Late To Avoid A Major Oil Supply Crisis

In an amazingly short period of time, the world has made an irreversible bet on green energy sources - solar, wind, and biofuels - being able to shoulder much of its energy burden. This is a transition without a track record and a very spotty roadmap of implementation.

The Sand Rancher vs. The Super Major – Incendiary Water Dispute Playing Out In The Open

An explosive Tweet-storm has raged all week from a Permian sand rancher, offering a rare glimpse behind the scenes at an ongoing dispute between an operator and a land owner over water pollution in the Permian Basin.

Tiny Texas Oil Driller Hyped on Reddit Surges 130% in a Week

Tiny oil company Torchlight Energy Resources Inc. saw its shares more than double in a week after it became the latest stock touted on Reddit as a possible short squeeze.

The Energy Hunter

Thirty-two years ago, George Mitchell was looking for a way to get a little more production out of a gas well in Wise County. He ended up changing the world.

Checking Out a Russian Proppant Truck

This truck holds 40 cubic yards of material compared with a gravel truck’s 5 to 7 yards and weights 130,000 pounds fully loaded.

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