Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #431 | July 12, 2023

Top highlights over the past week:

  1. Railed damp sand to NM?
  2. MSHA unveils proposed rule for silica sand
  3. Reactions to the dune sand lizard announcement


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Railed Damp Sand Coming To New Mexico

A sand mine is making a bold and unprecedented play in the Northern Delaware.

LinkedIn Post: Adam Katz

A very patriotic post on the Badger silos.

MSHA unveils proposed rule for crystalline silica

MSHA calls for mine operators to maintain miners’ permissible exposure limit (PEL) to silica at or below 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air for a full shift of exposure that is calculated as an eight-hour time weighted average.

This Week, MSHA Starts The Clock On Comments For New Silica Rule

Reaction to news on the regulatory front pertinent to frac sand.

Buyer: Conveyors 30" x 80'

A colleague contacted us looking for five 30″ x 80′ conveyors for their operation. Are you interested in selling?

Reaction To The Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Listing Decision

DSL update after following up with a variety of industry contacts post-USFWS decision…

U.S. Oil Boom Blunts OPEC’s Pricing Power

Production is surging despite a slide in oil futures

Drawing a Line in the Sand: Choosing the Best Proppant

Advances in proppant technology give the hydraulic fracturing space the best of all worlds.

Can Particle Imaging Unlock More Durable Sands for Hydraulic Fracturing?

By providing a more accurate and comprehensive analysis of frac sand, this technology can help ensure the integrity of fractures, leading to increased productivity and safety in fracking operations.

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