Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #386 | August 17, 2022

It’s Wednesday morning, so here’s your latest frac sand news as the financial markets grow increasingly bullish on the industry!


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Sandemonium Can Lift This Company’s Stock

U.S. Silica is back from a near-death experience and has a long runway ahead as oil and gas drilling booms.

Shale E&P Deal Count Is Spiking In 2022

The data shows that investment bankers have been busy making deals happen for E&Ps in 2022.

Frac Sand Industry Market Insights

Erick Beaudoin analyzes the frac sand industry’s market trends and pricing and provides advice for lenders based on the short- and long-term outlook.

Frac Sand Mine Orderbook Chatter Gets Louder

Observations about the increase in capacity for frac sand plants coming online in the near future...

Fracking flourishes as era of net-zero carbon looms

Compared to traditional drilling, almost everything about fracking is less: less capital to get a well drilled, less time to get a well producing and less time that it will be producing that oil.

A Dozen Frac Supply Chain Quick Hits

Contains a series of nuggets from recent data work and channel checks into the easy-to-digest summary.

Private-Equity Firms With Oil-and-Gas Focus Defend Sector as Investment Drops

Relying too much on renewable energy sources has risks, the private-equity firms say, pointing to how natural-gas shortages and weak winds led to high energy prices in Europe last year, even before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this February.

Can Germany frack its way out of the energy crisis?

Members of Germany's coalition government want fracking to be reconsidered as a potential solution to the coming gas crunch.

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