Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #370 | April 27, 2022

Is ESG showing signs of fizzling? Britain looking to Pennsylvania as an example for how to have a fracking industry that leaves minimal impacts on the environment.


Rail executives are being grilled on the inconsistencies in delivery (which is a big deal as NWS to TX is on the rise). Another article is highlighting the vulnerability of the energy industry to Russian cyberattacks.


Lots of interesting stories to catch up on, so grab your coffee and dive on in.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Is NWS Growth Landlocked? Rail CEOs Are Getting Grilled Today Amid Lurid Complaints Of Unreliable Service

NWS is more expensive, but it’s more reliable and if you pay for it, it will definitely be there on time. Right? Right guys? Hmm…

Don’t put all Your Eggs in the ESG Basket

ESG is something we talk about often in the oil and gas space, but is the hype waning?

An Uptick In Frac Sand Prices Next Month Is Coming. It Has Nothing To Do With Mines

Mine-gate prices have been a source of inflation in well costs this year, but the mine-gate might not be where customers experience the next round of pain.

This US state shows how fracking is thriving with nature

As prices have soared — and are set to rise even higher in the autumn — Boris Johnson has faced pressure from some of his own MPs to unleash the UK’s fracking potential and help bring household energy bills down.

In Other News… The Calm B4 Another Sand Storm? Hedges Hurt, Revolvers Help, $3bn? More HHP, People On The Move & more…

A variety of datapoints crossed our desk and surfaced in client meetings this week that didn’t warrant a full update but are certainly worth a mention and impact the frac supply chain.

Preparing for Energy Industry Cyberattacks

Energy companies, especially those involved with energy generation and distribution, face a number of complex challenges, meaning the risk of a cyberattack may be greater than in other industries.

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Liberty Says Business Booming on Tighter Frack Market as E&Ps Ramp Up

Denver-based Liberty Oilfield Services Inc., one of the largest completions experts in North America, is gearing up for increasing activity as exploration customers expand, according to CEO Chris Wright.

Liberty Sees Rebundling, Past-Tense Sand Crisis, Modest HHP Pricing Gains Ahead, & Not Much New On Wet Sand…

Liberty talked quite a bit about sand and logistics on their earnings conference call this week along with their usual airtime on pumping market fundamentals.

Liberty CEO warns of tight U.S. frac market, will not add new fleets

U.S. hydraulic fracturing firm Liberty Oilfield Services on Thursday warned that demand for fracking services will outpace availability, adding that it has no plans to build new frac fleets.

New Permian Well Permit Demand Is Cooling Off In April

What to expect in rig count and DUCs going forward? We discuss.

Oil industry hopes increasing U.S. production can slash gas prices

API president blames gas prices on frac sand shortage.

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