Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #409 | February 8, 2023

Last week’s Texas ice leaves lingering effects, more activity on frac sand assets, and continued reporting on Atlas’ IPO.


Working on creating the agenda for April’s update. Contribute your thoughts on our survey!


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Technical Reports On Atlas Kermit & Monahans Sand Mines

The Atlas Energy Solutions S-1 filing is the gift that keeps giving… information that is… here we share more takeaways as we continue to peruse the document.

Buyer: Frac Sand Load Out

If you would like to be introduced to the buyer, email us at [email protected] and we’ll help you make the connection.

What's important for you to hear about in Houston?

Link to provide your input on April's agenda.

Texans: Be Thankful for Natural Gas and Coal Today

Preaching to the choir, Mr. Blackmon.

Texas Ice – Permian Frac Crews Lose Days And Eagle Ford Sand Mines Fall Behind

Bullet point summary to update members on the Texas frac market following this week’s winter weather event in the southwest.

Significant intermodal drop keeps January rail traffic below 2022 figure

BUT: the best January for carloads of crushed stone and sand on record, largely due to the growth in domestic natural gas production and the need for frac sand.

Buyer: Frac Sand Plant

We’re talking regularly with folks looking to acquire new mines.

Atlas Energy Solutions Prepares to Go Public With $100 Million IPO

Its filing fee schedule shows the typical placeholder sum of $100 million, though some analysts see the deal raising double that figure, according to IPO Scoop.

Energy CEO Fights Climate Science. And LinkedIn. North Face, Too.

Liberty Energy boss Chris Wright rails against what he says is an alarmist call for a transition away from fossil fuels.

Sand Revolution – Updates On Market Share, Electrification, & CNG Re-fleeting

New details on a privately-held last mile logistics solution in the frac supply chain.

Chevron Explores Algerian Gas Plans Amid Russian Sanctions

Oil giant is in talks to clinch deal in North African nation that holds bigger shale resources than the U.S.

Results From Impromptu Poll On Future Of Energy

We are setting a calendar reminder for 2050 to revisit this post and see who’s right!

Fossil-Fuel Addiction Is Getting Harder for Oil Giants to Kick

Governments are doubling down on green energy, but bumper profits are pulling companies such as BP in the other direction.

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