Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #466 | May 1, 2024

A few frac sand companies undergo major changes over the past week: one major public announced private acquisition, another public officially privatized in its finalized sale, and one shuttering their frac sand operations.

We are starting to see the capital markets react to the current market conditions: high oil prices, low gas prices, E&P consolidation, low frac sand prices, soft frac prices, and very low trucking rates.

Lots to read about, so pour the coffee and dig in.

And now, the news…

This Week's News

Apollo to Buy Frack-Sand Provider US Silica for $1.21 Billion

Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management Inc. will buy frack-sand provider US Silica Holdings Inc. for $1.21 billion, the latest in a wave of acquisitions in the shale industry.

Apollo Is Taking U.S. Silica Private In $1.85bn Cash Deal

The corporate landscape in frac sand is evolving in some big ways this year.

Turnkey Frac Sand Mine Investment Opportunity

The project has been significantly derisked for any new owner and located to service multiple industries.

What Did Apollo Pay For U.S. Silica’s Frac Sand Business?

Data driven context as we continue to think through the big frac sand M&A deal announced last week.

Used Frac Sand Dryer Available

Vulcan Astec Drum Dryer available in the upper midwest.

Athabasca Minerals Inc. Announces Closing of Corporate Sale to Badger Mining Corporation at a Value of $29.2 Million

Congratulations to both parties on closing this deal (both are regular attendees of both our US and Canadian events).

Select Sands Announces the Shuttering of its Subsidiary, Select Sands America Corp.

There's some great talent in this group; it will be interesting to see where they end up.

Sand Production Trends By Region As We Analyze 1Q24 Lower 48 Mine Activity

Big picture takeaways on the evolving frac sand landscape throughout the US.

LinkedIn Post: Steve Brock, Nomad Proppants

A reminder of the dangers that frac sand haulers face every day in the Permian.

U.S. Silica Frac Sand Market Position

Data-driven context for last week's major deal.

Permian Local Frac Mine Activity Trends

Read more for an update on local sand mining activity.

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure's Q1 2024 Earnings Call Transcript

Industry insights from the exec team at Solaris.

5 Frac Supply Chain Quick Hits

Quick hits to catch you up to speed on interesting completions supply chain datapoints.

In America’s Biggest Oil Field, the Ground Is Swelling and Buckling

Satellite data reveal the impact of oil and gas drilling on the Permian Basin’s landscape; earthquakes, pressure increases have local communities worried.

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