Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #451 | December 20, 2023

This week’s digest is dedicated to the macro forces at play driving oil and gas prices. In particular, we are watching both the short term effects of the war in Israel as well as the long-term effects of the investment and governmental attitude towards fracking in Australia.


We’ll be off next week, so we hope everyone enjoys their Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

US Frackers Return to Haunt OPEC’s Pricing Strategy

Drillers from the Permian Basin in West Texas to the Bakken Shale of North Dakota have ramped up oil production well beyond what analysts foresaw, pushing output to a record just as OPEC and its allies put the brakes on supplies in a bid to arrest price declines.

Red Sea Attacks on Ships Are Alarming—but Markets Aren’t Panicking

Natural-gas and crude markets rise but ample global supplies keep the advance in check.

Allegations Of “Double-Cross & Purloin” In Damp Sand Mine’s Desperate E&P Lawsuit

Allegations by a sand miner that one of their E&P customers were trying to steal their assets.

Tamboran enters Strategic Partnership with Liberty Energy to deliver modern stimulation and completion equipment to the Beetaloo Basin

Under the Strategic Partnership, Liberty plans to import a modern frac fleet into the Beetaloo Basin in 2024.

A Treasure Trove Of Frac Sand Market Color From Lawsuit Exhibits

Interesting insights into frac sand challenges that have come to light through the most recent round of industry lawsuits.

Will the End of Fossil Fuels Spoil the Lucky Country’s Streak?

Australia has lived up to its nickname, the “Lucky Country,” partly thanks to abundant reserves of coal and natural gas.

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A John Deere ADT travels with a payload at a frac sand mine near Poteet, TX.

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