Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #417 | April 5, 2023

As we are weeks away from frac sand’s biggest Spring networking and educational event (The Update), here’s your industry news highlights:

  1. Wet sand news: here and here
  2. Asset marketplace new posts: here and here
  3. Pressure pumping swinging back: here


If you’re like me, grab that second (or third… no shame) cup of coffee and dig into your Wednesday morning source of frac sand news.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Permian Sand Supply – Is It Damp Or Is It Dry?

Finally... a pie chart that actually says how big this wet sand buzz is.

Buyers: Eagle Ford Frac Sand Plant

We’ve spoken with multiple folks looking to acquire active mines in the Eagle Ford.

Is The Pressure Pumping Pricing Pendulum Swinging Backwards?

Are we on the doorstep of another inflection point now, or is it a lot of over-hyped buzz?

For Sale: Another Active Frac Sand Mine

An active frac sand mine is on the market servicing multiple basins.

ProFrac’s New Competitive Moat In The Haynesville Is Working

Could the early success push other pumpers to look at sourcing their own sand in a competitive market?

Oil Prices Surge 6.3% in Steepest Rise in Over a Year

A Saudi Arabia-led production cut vaulted crude prices 6.3% higher Monday in their steepest one-day increase in more than a year.

Infill Thinking’s Top 10 1Q23 Updates

Biggest clicks per story for our Media Partner: Infill Thinking.

ASLRRA Honors Short Lines, Members at Annual Conference

RBMN gets rail industry recognition for their work in frac sand logistics.

US Land Rig Count Misses A Beat This Week & TX Permits Softer In March…

Is this the start of a broader correction we've been waiting on?

Barclays says this newly public fracking stock could rally nearly 50%

Atlas Energy Solutions could jump in the next year as the public market newbie expands fracking-related operations in the Permian Basin, according to Barclays.

Updated List Of Permian E&Ps That We Count As Wet Sand Adopters

Great look at the operators who buy into wet sand (or at least are trying it).

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