Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #437 | August 30, 2023

New frac sand outside of Kermit, further DSL analysis, wet sand usage analysis, and other great stories this week!


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And now, the news…

This Week's News

Who’s Using Wet Sand In The Permian These Days?

This is a list of wet sand E&P customers in the Permian based on a) what companies have said and b) talk in the oilfield about potential users.

LinkedIn Post: More Permian Sand

Triple Crown Silica LLC. is getting geared up to provide energy producers around the country with West Texas’s high-quality silica sand.

AMI Announces Q2 2023 Financial Results

"We are seeing higher demand for our sand despite the challenges that we faced throughout the second quarter, including wildfires, rail outages and floods." - CEO Dana Archibald (who will be speaking next week with us)

Thinking Through The Pros & Cons Of Wet Pile Storage Systems For Frac Sand On The Wellsite

With more new wet sand adopters looking at doing piles on the wellsite, it's worth documenting some of the pros and cons about this approach.

As U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers federal protections for a West Texas lizard, oil and gas advocates worry it will slow production

The species is sensitive and needs uninterrupted dunes to thrive, which is why he says the oil and gas industry’s fragmenting of the Permian Basin has had such a dramatic effect on the dunes sagebrush lizard.

OnCore #8 In The Works?

Major E&P exec alludes to the strong possibility.

Select Sands Reports Results for Second Quarter 2023

A look at one of the strongest railed sand providers in the Eagle Ford.

A New Powder River Basin Frac Sand Mine

Lots going on with local sand supply in the Bakken/Rockies these days! Here’s an update.

Chevron Workers in Australia Set Date for Work Bans, Stoppages

Walkout threats bring concerns of sudden drop in liquefied natural gas exports, disruptions to global gas supplies

Could sand be the next lithium?

A cadre of start-ups are building batteries that can store renewable energy in natural materials such as sand, salt and rock.

Important ESG Fleet Litigation News Today…

Given all the coverage we’ve seen on ESG fleet tracking lately, the headline inside grabbed our attention.

Exxon Predicts World Will Miss Climate-Change Targets

Exxon Mobil says the global effort to curtail greenhouse-gas emissions isn’t on track to keep the planet’s temperature from rising beyond an increase of 2 degrees Celsius by 2050.

U.S. Horizontal Drilling Demand Decline Stabilized A Lot In August

In this data alert, see an interesting observation from a new data release.

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