Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #460 | March 6, 2024

We are now five weeks out from the mid-year Frac Sand Update in Houston. As we prepare and explore the news related to frac sand, important capital market news, wet sand investments, new frac sand mines, natural gas price implosion, and so much more play a significant role in determining “WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN 2024?”. Come join in the conversations both through reading the news and being with us in April.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

PRICE REDUCED! Unused KREBS gMAX 33 Cyclones for Sale!

18 unused KREBS gMAX 33 cyclones available.

Atlas Energy taps Turner as new CEO, completes Hi-Crush acquisition

Bud Brigham passes on the helm in this new phase for Atlas.

Hate To Sound Like A Broken Record… But… +2 Permian Sand Plants… Again

At this point, it's getting difficult to keep track of the number of Permian frac sand mines.

Shifting Sands

This year could see the biggest seismic shift yet in sand distribution in the Permian Basin, as production reaches a new high and the Dune Express will complete construction by the end of 2024.

Unused Temporary Building

Priced at about one third of what it would cost to buy new, this is a great deal for anyone who needs a building for frac sand storage.

Rigs & Crews By Operator As Another E&P Adopts Trimul-fracs And Multiple Teams Integrate After Recent M&A

Company-by-company disclosures about rig and frac crew counts for 2024 based on publicly announced information.

Frackers Are Now Drilling for Clean Power

Oil-and-gas companies are accelerating investments in geothermal energy, betting the technologies that fueled the shale revolution can turn the budding industry into a large producer of clean power.

Getting More For Less Is A Prominent 2024 Shale E&P Theme As Operators Focus On “Capital Efficiency”

What is capital efficiency, and how does it differ from capital discipline?

BUYER: Looking for a fluid bed dryer

Buyer is looking for a 200 TPH fluid bed dryer for purchase.

Industry Reaction To Atlas / Hi Crush

Great thoughts from throughout the shale industry as a result of last week's mega-merger.

Geothermal Startup Raises $244 Million To Drill Hot Rocks In Utah

Will be interesting to see if this industry grows to the point where we see frac sand being used in a brand new energy.

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