Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #393 | October 5, 2022

Frac sand’s vital role in the frac supply-chain continues to spark innovations and expansion: mini-mines, long-distance conveyors, and even going to Australia.


Frac Sand Conference: Platinum sponsorships are sold out, Golf sponsorships are sold out, hotel rooms are nearly sold out (again), golf outing is filling up fast, and only a handful or so booth spaces left! Do not wait to ensure your place for November!


And now, the news…

This Week's News

How Many Truck Trips Are “Midland’s Minis” Saving?

As in-field frac sand mining proliferates around Midland, sand traffic is declining. In this post we do some math on how much…

Australia: Plans to mine Northern Territory sand for fracking in the Beetaloo Basin

Territory Sands says it has identified a resource of 110 million tonnes of sand near the tiny town of Larrimah, which it believes could be used for fracking gas wells.

Quick Follow Up On Midland’s Next New Entrant Sand Miner

The latest about a rumored new sand plant in the Midland Basin.

Will The Kermit-to-New Mexico Frac Sand Conveyor Project Be In Play Soon?

There once was a project idea, radical and transformational, based on disruptive thinking in sand transportation. It was put on hold. But will that always be the case?

While Europe Banned Fracking, The U.S. Is Transforming It

Many fracking operators are introducing new ESG measures, such as water recycling, emissions reduction at the well site, and the use of in-basin sand to eliminate drying and long-haul transport.

Exxon CEO Warns Biden Administration Against Limiting Fuel Exports

“Continuing current Gulf Coast exports is essential to efficiently rebalance markets—particularly with diverted Russian supplies,” Mr. Woods wrote. “Reducing global supply by limiting U.S. exports to build region-specific inventory will only aggravate the global supply shortfall.”

What Happens To Oilfield Service In 2023 If Oil Prices Stay Put?

With oil price fluctuating drastically this year, what happens to OFS if next year stays more constant at the current rates?

China Is Rerouting U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas to Europe at a Big Profit

With demand down, Chinese companies that signed long-term contracts to buy U.S. liquefied natural gas are selling the excess and making hundreds of millions of dollars per cargo.

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