Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Pete Cook, Editor

Issue #280

HCR’s bankruptcy dominates the newsletter this week.  Normally we try to avoid including several articles covering the same topic, but in this case we thought the various articles each provided decent insights and angles on the same issue, so we included several.  If you have not already done so, we

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Issue #279

Apparently even shale industry news goes boom & bust.  After having so many major articles in last week’s newsletter, this week there are only a handful of articles.  Fortunately, we had several newsworthy blog posts over the past week, so we’re able to include those.

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Issue #278

Don’t just skim the newsletter this week.  It is a must read.  Every article is worth your time.  I apologize that most of these are on websites with paid subscriptions, but it would be remiss of me not to include these articles.  Major news on bankruptcies, a big report on

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Issue #277

This week’s newsletter has a limited number of articles, but they are all pretty interesting.  Some very positive announcements, as well as some tougher news as the industry works through this downturn and turns its attention to long-term success.  We’ve been hearing some rumors of additional projects (mine upgrades, modifications,

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Issue #276

Aside from the big frac sand bankruptcy, it was a pretty quiet news week for frac sand.  That said, the industry is clearly looking toward the future, based on the number of people who registered for the 9th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference in the past week.  More

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Issue #275

We had quite a mixed bag of news this week.  On Wall Street, oilfield shares have had a remarkable few days.  At the same time, some of those same companies are talking bankruptcy.  On the frac sand side, we have several articles related to lawsuits related to equipment.  The timing

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Issue #274

This week there are a handful of articles, primarily looking back at the impact of the coronavirus and the drop in oil demand. That said, we have indications that the frac sand world is looking ahead. In additional to inquiries about buying & selling equipment, we had several companies sign

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Issue #273

I hope you had a nice Memorial Day Weekend. I think due to the holiday, it was a very light week for frac sand news articles. That said, we have big news that we have merged the Mobile-Mini Frac Sand Mine Forum into the 9th Annual Frac Sand Supply &

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Issue #272

While we’re a long way from being fully back on our feet, there are some reasons for optimism for frac sand and North American onshore.  You can read the experts’ take in the articles below.  Anecdotally, we’re seeing it with new registrations and sponsorships for both the 2020 Mobile Mini

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Issue #271

Maybe journalists got sick of writing bad news.  Maybe state economies opening up have gotten people looking ahead.  I don’t know exactly why, but in the past week we have had several positive articles about the future of North American shale.  We also have some very interesting industry articles this

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