Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #407 | January 18, 2023

Permian sand market tightens this week, which could be the reason why the rest of the industry is a little bit quieter.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

The First Test Of 2023 – Permian Sand Market Suddenly Tightened This Week

Various notes from throughout the field confirm that sand market is getting tighter in the past week.

Long-awaited Blueberry River deal means it's no longer 'business as usual' for Montney gas producers

British Columbia and Blueberry River First Nations agreed on a plan that will clear the way for oil and gas development in the lucrative Montney shale play in northeast B.C. and northwest Alberta.

US Silica COO Michael Winkler to Retire

The company broke the news in an SEC filing last week.

Oil-Field Services Can Keep Fetching a Premium—From Customers

After a year of price hikes from service providers, oil-and-gas companies may be looking for some relief. By the looks of it, service providers aren’t going to be offering any.

Frac Sand Mine Activity Growth Rate Cooled In 4Q22

In-basin mines vs NWS play a key role in determining the shift.

HAL Indirectly Addresses ProFrac’s Sand Strategy As They Build Incremental Fleets Against A Full Frac Calendar

Halliburton’s conference call this morning lines up well with some of our recent research and presents a positive fundamental framework for OFS into next year.

LinkedIn: Alpine Silica

Neat PF Holdings short video about the frac sand process.

The Dallas Fracin’ Cowboys

New partnership (and no, I don't want to talk about the game's outcome...)

Oil Demand to Hit Record Level This Year as China Reopens, IEA Says

China’s rapid shift to reopen its economy following lengthy Covid-19 lockdowns should help oil demand rise to a record level this year, the International Energy Agency said.

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