Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #441 | September 27, 2023

As momentum continues to build for this year’s Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference, read this week’s interesting articles focusing especially on trucking and pressure pumpers.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

The First Known Mobilization Of A WTX “Mobile-Mini” Sand Mine Is Underway

Now, some three years into the trend, we see an industry first mobilization getting underway.

Video shows a sand truck and freight train colliding in Bossier Parish

Man nearly died leaving Haynesville frac sand plant after not following the warning signs...

Let me buy you a Beer in Houston

On Wednesday October 3rd, I’ll be at St. Arnold’s Brewery in Houston for a networking happy hour for all registered Conference attendees.

Frac Trucking – Pressure Pumpers Add Drivers In 2023 As Several Sand Haulers Close Shop

Interesting shift in the market dynamics seeming to take shape.

Small Oilfield Service Companies May Have Big Upside

Major oilfield giants have rallied, but ProFrac and other smaller OFS firms lag behind despite promising signs in the market.

Checking In On Private vs. Public E&P Rig Count Trends

How the trend looks YTD for the split in rig fleets by small and large operators as well as the weekly changes in the next two charts.

Yoder Covered In Sand As 100+ Trucks Hauling Frac Sand Blast Thru Town Every Day

Although it's dusty and loud, people aren't complaining because many well-paying jobs have been created.

In Other News – “Monster Frack” Hit Piece Fail, Sand Prices, Rail Chatter, Sand Supply Nuggets & more…

8 “quick hits” that are relevant to the frac supply chain but didn’t warrant a full research report.

Oil at $100 Is Too High, Even for Energy Companies

As crude oil prices near triple digits, it isn’t just consumers feeling uneasy.

‘Monster Fracks’ Are Getting Far Bigger. And Far Thirstier.

Mainstream article that has industry folks on the water side of things shaking their heads.

IPO For A Sand-Free Fracing SCOOP/STACK E&P

This is one of the most notable U.S. shale E&P IPOs since Vine Energy in early-2021.

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