Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #430 | July 5, 2023

A lizard is the biggest frac sand news of the week. But there’s plenty more to read inside!


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Biden’s War On Oil And Gas Shifts To A Permian Basin Lizard

USFWS said it has determined a need to list the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard, long a topic of concern and controversy, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.

Ex-state Sen. Carlos Uresti released from prison, enters 'community confinement' to finish sentence

It was during his time in the Senate that Uresti became involved with frac-sand company FourWinds Logistics Inc., where he served as general counsel and helped recruit investors.

Satellites Show Progress On Atlas Sand Conveyor Project

An eye on the Atlas Sand Conveyor project with satellite imagery.

Invitation to the 2023 American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) Conference Field Trips

Information about all the events that the AIPG is putting on this year, particularly their big conference coming up in September.

For OCTG, Expect A Soft 2H23

The shortage had become so acute in late-2021 / early-2022 that operators were considering dropping rigs because of pipe/casing constraints.

Big Oil Mulls a Slippery Future

Ask energy executives how much oil the world will need by 2050 and you will get very different opinions.

Infill Thinking’s Top 15 2Q23 Updates During A Quarter When Everyone Was Busy Trying To Stay Busy

2Q23 was a mushy quarter in shale. A smart contact of ours this week described it as: “everybody’s busy trying to stay busy.”

Recent Seismicity in the Southern Midcontinent, USA

As the increase in seismicity spread to multiple states, attention focused on how disposal of large volumes of brine from oil production could trigger earthquakes.

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