Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #461 | March 13, 2024

Starting off your Wednesday strong with the latest from the frac sand supply chain. Highlights: Haynesville mine gets vertically integrated, Liberty/Nomad sue the SEC, NWS major player expands their potential footprint, and more!


Lots to catch up on as we get ready for April’s Frac Sand Update in Houston (which is coming together really well with new speakers and interesting topics)


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Liberty Energy & Nomad Proppants vs. SEC

Pushing back strong against abuses of power regarding environmental regulations.

Haynesville Mines Slow Down In Gas Crash, But A New Plant Is Coming…

Given the state of nat gas drilling, we were a little caught off guard, but the strategy will likely pay dividends.

Uinta Basin: 50% More Oil for Twice the Proppant

Crescent Energy is doubling down on proppant in the Uinta Basin, making 50% bigger wells for 35% fewer bucks per boe of output, the company reported March 5.

Fila-Mar’s K2 Sands Wet Pile System Field Demonstration Takeaways

Fila-Mar continues to move forward in wet sand innovation as the method's usage continues to increase in the Permian basin.

Smart Sand, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2023 and Full Year 2023 Results

Lots of great points to read about in what was a strong year for Smart Sand.

Sand Mine Notes & Photos From The Road

Great local notes about Permian sand activity for those of us who live outside the basin.

Natural Gas Producers Are Slashing Spending As Prices Stumble

Natural gas is taking a strong hit these days, but eager international markets hungry for LNG keep the hope alive.

A Look Behind The Gate At Vista Minerals’ First Damp Sand Plant

Behind the scenes of what a serious damp sand plant looks like.

OPEC Holds Oil Demand View Steady, Raises 2024 Economic Forecast

The group raised its global economic-growth forecast for this year to 2.8% from 2.7% previously, supported by strong growth dynamics in China, India, and the U.S.

Shale Capex Trends For 2024

A distillation of the overall outcome of all the public guidance given.

The Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Is Vanishing. One Texas Scientist Has Spent Decades Trying to Save it.

Texas Monthly spending time talking about the conservation side of the DSL situation.

Frac & Wellsite Pile Storage Notes From The Road

The wellsite storage piece is interesting and trend to keep an eye on.

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