Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #381 | July 13, 2022

Mobile mines are a big part of this week’s digest. Nomad Proppants making a big splash while Hi-Crush continuing to grow their in-field presence even more.


Lots of frac sand news this week with the big number touted in the news: Texas sand prices up 150% since the start of the year. After such a high price jump, how can you afford to miss making connections at our upcoming events?


And now, the news…

This Week's News

The Cost of Sand Has Spiked 150% in Texas

Permian crude producers are facing a shortage of frack sand. New mobile miners say they can help ease the crunch.

Have Extra Frac Sand Equipment You’d Like to Sell?

The Petroleum Connection regularly connects sellers of frac sand assets with buyers.

Texas Operators are worried about the rising cost of sand

Frack sand, which gets blasted through shale rocks to unlock oil and natural gas, is averaging $55 a ton, up from $22 at the end of 2021.

OnCore Processing’s 2 Big Spring In-Field Plants Look Busy

A report from in-field sand mines: Hi-Crush.

Frac Sand Prices are Rising and Profitability is in Sight

Smart Sands expect sales volumes to increase 25%+ QOQ.

Why Some Texas Companies are Most Worried about the Rising Cost of Sand

Demand is climbing as oil explorers turn the taps back on after Covid-driven cutbacks.

Retribution Sands. Is A SCOOP/STACK Sand Project About To Rise From The Ashes?

Could a frac sand greenfield project stalled by financial distress in the last cycle finally come full circle and serve the SCOOP/STACK frac market?

OPEC Oil Output Lags Behind Targets Despite Pledges to Boost Supplies

Latest figures will likely sharpen focus on the cartel’s struggles to raise its output ahead of Biden’s Middle East visit.

Eagle Ford Well Permits Cooling Too…

What to expect in Eagle Ford rig count going forward?

Frack sand prices skyrocket

Because of the recent spikes in gas prices and insurance, this doesn’t necessarily mean sand hauling companies will benefit from the recent price increase.

Quarter In Review: Infill Thinking’s Top 10 2Q22 Updates

Macro fluctuation continues to dominate the thematic discussion in 2022, whipsawing the oilfield outlook as it goes.

Europe Scoops Up LNG, Choking Off Power Supplies in Poorer Nations

Amid war in Ukraine, Europe’s search for gas drives up prices and siphons liquefied natural gas supply from Asia and elsewhere.

Oil Prices Bounce Back From Shocking Collapse

Attesting to the overall surge in shale production costs, the cost of frac sand has more than doubled this year alone to $55 per metric ton, with the overall shortfall amounting to almost 1.3 million tons amidst worsening staff availability.

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