Industry Announcements

Frac Sand Silos and Load-Out Bundle for Sale

Released on September 1, 2020

There is a used load-out system available for sale in Texas. The package includes two scales, silo structures, and four 200-ton silos. It is being sold as a package, so please do not inquire about buying a portion of it. Contact Pete Cook (pcook@petrol …

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Nation’s Fastest Growing Railroad Announces Key Leadership Appointments

Released on January 14, 2020

OmniTRAX Promotes Sergio Sabatini to President; Gord Anutooshkin to COO   DENVER – OmniTRAX,  the fastest growing railroad in North America and an affiliate of The Broe Group, has promoted two key executives that have helped fuel the company’s exp …

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Select Sands America announces Transload Operations in George West, Texas serving the Eagle Ford Basin

Released on December 3, 2019

Select Sands Corp. (“Select Sands” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company will start transload operations in George West, TX in Live Oak County in January of 2020.  As a supplier of high quality Northern White Sands, the proximity of …

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HR EPC Awarded Contract on New Oilfield Water Logistics Site

Released on October 29, 2019

Center, Texas – Oilfield Water Logistics, LLC is developing a 540-acre, oil and gas Commercial Surface Waste Management Facility located on Highway 128 between the cities of Jal and Carlsbad in Lea County, New Mexico. As only the fourth permit ever iss …

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Golf Sponsorships Have Sold At The 8th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

Released on February 19, 2019

Despite still being over 6 months away, The Petroleum Connection has announced that the Golf Sponsorship (the top level of sponsorship this year) have already sold out. Alpine Silica, BJ Services, High Roller Sand, Industrial Accessories Company, PropX …

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OmniTRAX And The Broe Group Help Turn A Caboose Into A Children

Released on November 13, 2018

OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the largest privately held transportation service companies in North America and an affiliate of The Broe Group, which manages the Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway (BRG), is providing funds to refurbish a caboos …

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The App And The Agenda For The 7th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

Released on September 25, 2018

This week The Petroleum Connection will be sending a link out to those registered for the conference so they can access the conference app, attendee list, and agenda. Be sure to register soon so you can gain access to the app and better plan for the co …

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High Roller Announces Two New Frac Sand Mines For The Permian Basin

Released on September 4, 2018

High Roller Sand announced today that construction is underway on two new, fully-automated, state-of-the-art hydraulic fracturing sand facilities. The Penwell plant (located east of Monahans) is projected to be operating at full capacity by year-end an …

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CST Industries Celebrates 125th Anniversary, Partners With The Petroleum Connection

Released on August 22, 2018

SAN ANTONIO, August 22, 2018 — The Petroleum Connection today announced CST Industries as a platinum sponsor of the 7th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference, being held October 23-26, 2018, in San Antonio. Founded in 1893 as a fabricator …

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Shale Support Establishes Logistic Hub And Frac-Sand Storage Facility In Grand Cane, Louisiana

Released on July 31, 2018

Shale Support, a leading provider of frac-sand and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market, has established a truck-served terminal in the heart of the Haynesville Shale. The Grand Cane, Louisiana, logistic hub boasts 24/7 operations, e …

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LogicHaul Logistics Announces SandCan Acquisition

Released on July 31, 2018

LogicHaul Logistics, a Wisconsin-based transportation and distribution company, announced the acquisition today of Sandcan Logistics of San Antonio, Texas and its patented containerized storage and transportation system known as Sandcan®. Capable of st …

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Frac And Proppant Market Webinar – Can The Industry Keep Up?

Released on July 31, 2018

The pressure pumping and frac sand industries are experiencing rapid rates of change across most major shale plays. Join us as our industry experts, Ryan Carbrey and Thomas Jacob, discuss the frac and proppant markets and what to expect for the second …

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The Mouat Company, Inc. Announces Commissioning Of Twin Eagle Logistics Transload

Released on July 17, 2018

The Mouat Company, Inc. (Mouat), a design build firm specializing in frac sand plants and transload facilities, announces the commissioning of their latest facility, a 30,000 ton (60,000,000 pound) transload facility for Twin Eagle Sand Logistics. Loca …

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Water Stations, Property, Business Opportunity In Kermit

Released on June 5, 2018

A Kermit-based water station, plus 38 acres of land and structures are on the market. The property has approximately 38 acres for sale. The buyer would be purchasing the land, the structures, and take over the leases (both land/water). The structures b …

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Fontaine Introduces Versatile Twist Lock Trailers For Frac Sand Haulers

Released on February 20, 2018

Fontaine®, the leading brand and recognized technology leader in the platform trailer industry, is pleased to announce the release of two new trailers designed to handle the demands of frac sand haulers: The Fontaine Velocity TX all steel trailer and t …

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A Step Toward American Energy Independence

Released on February 6, 2018

High Roller Sand announced today the commencement of shipping the first trucks from their new in-basin plant after beginning production of high quality hydraulic fracturing sand last week. This fully automated, state-of-the-art-facility is projected to …

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Badger Mining Introduces Activator-Free, Low-Temperature Proppant, Badger Tundra™

Released on January 23, 2018

Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) is pleased to announce the release of Badger Tundra™, a first of its kind, activator-free, low-temperature resin coated Northern White sand that works in conditions as low as 70 degrees Fahrenheit. While competitor’s pro …

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High Roller Sand Opens Plant In Permian Basin

Released on January 19, 2018

High Roller Sand announced today the commencement of production of high quality hydraulic fracturing sand from their fully automated, state-of-the-art-facility. The plant is projected to be operating at full capacity in 45 to 60 days. The plant has ope …

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Excerpt From TPH’s “Energy Thoughts” Email

Released on August 8, 2017

Tudor Pickering Holts’ Permian Basin Frac Sand Update from “Energy Thoughts” email of August 4, 2017: Permian frac sand update (part 1) – based on discussions with mutiple industry participants, Permian frac sand contract prices sit at quite attractive …

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More Interesting Comments From TPH’s “Energy Thoughts”

Released on July 25, 2017

• Sand demand per well still rising – yesterday HAL noted they saw a decline in sand pumped per well q/q Q2’17.  The Q2 proppant data we analyzed begs to differ…indicates (industry-wide) sand/well continues to climb  (OIH $25) – While Q2 U.S. completio …

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BMC Acquires Sand Reserves Near Kermit, Texas

Released on July 25, 2017

Badger Mining Corporation (BMC), a family-owned, values-driven industrial sand supplier, recently purchased property containing sand reserves located north of Kermit, Texas. The property contains over 35 years of estimated sand reserves, predominately …

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Regionally Quarried Sand—New Challenges For Proppant Suppliers

Released on July 4, 2017

Over the past few years, proppant users and traders began to experiment with quartz monocrystalline varieties offered by what we will refer to in this article as regional quarries. These regional or substitute materials differed greatly from what had b …

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Dragon Products Offers The Next Generation Of Pneumatic Frac Sand Delivery And Storage Solutions

Released on June 22, 2017

The new roll-off frac sand hauling system manufactured by Dragon Products offers an alternative to delivery from the standard pneumatic trailer. Dragon’s Roll-Off Sand Pod reduces costly wait times at well sites by reducing long lines, and demurrage pa …

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BMC Releases New Economical Resin Coated Proppant, Atlas CRC-One

Released on May 22, 2017

Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) is pleased to announce the release of Atlas CRC-One, a new resin coated proppant under its BadgerCoated™ line that is the ultimate in economical solutions for proppant flowback prevention in moderate temperature reservoi …

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The Industrial Minerals Technology Workshop Announced

Released on March 20, 2017

The Industrial Minerals Technology Workshop is about one month away. This year’s workshop is taking place in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 24 – 26, 2017 at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel. We have reserved a block of rooms for $125 a nigh …

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BMC’s New Research & Development Center Now Equipped And Operational

Released on November 8, 2016

Beginning this year, a previously unoccupied building in the Taylor Business Park is now home to Badger Mining Corporation’s (BMC) new state-of-the-art Research and Development Center. Renovations to the 5280-square foot building, which at one time hou …

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Frac Sand Supply And Logistics Conference Improving Attendee Experience In 2017

Released on October 25, 2016

The Petroleum Connection’s Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference is moving to downtown Houston for 2017. The conference will be held September 28-29, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. The new location, and increased engagement opportunities, will pr …

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Badger Mining Corp. Acquires Sexsmith Transloading Facility From Di-Corp

Released on October 18, 2016

Badger Mining Corporation (BMC), a family-owned industrial sand supplier based out of Berlin, Wis., further committed to the Canadian market recently with the asset acquisition of Di-Corp’s state-of-the-art transload facility in Sexsmith, Alberta, Cana …

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BMC To Construct New Transload Facility Near Pecos, TX

Released on September 1, 2016

A plot of land just south of Pecos, Texas will become home to the newest transload facility for Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) in the coming months. Sitting on the Pecos Valley Southern Railway, which connects to the Union Pacific in Pecos, the nearly …

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First Unit Train Of Sand Arrives At BMC’s Erick, OK Facility

Released on August 30, 2016

Badger Mining Corporation’s (BMC) recently-opened Erick, Oklahoma transload facility received its first unit train of sand today. The shipment adds to product already at the wholly owned and operated site, which primarily serves the Anadarko Basin. The …

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Rayland, Ohio is Home To Badger Mining’s Newest Transload

Released on April 26, 2016

Rayland, Ohio, a village located 50 miles southwest of Pittsburgh and situated along the Ohio River, is home to the newest transload facility for Badger Mining Corporation (BMC), a family-owned, values-driven supplier of Premium Northern-White industri …

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Badger Mining’s Erick, Oklahoma Transload Facility Now Open For Business

Released on April 11, 2016

After a year of construction and several setbacks due to historic rainfall, Badger Mining Corporation’s (BMC) Erick, Oklahoma transload facility is now open for business. The wholly owned and operated site primarily serves the Anadarko Basin and sits i …

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MAALT, LP Commences Commercial Operations At Its Newest Terminal In Big Lake, TX

Released on March 15, 2016

Maalt, LP (“Maalt”), announced today that it has commenced commercial operations in Big Lake, TX, the newest addition to its terminal network. The Big Lake terminal, which sits on 205 acres, is located on the Texas Pacifico Railroad and is Maalt’s 12th …

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Frac Sand Weekly News Digest Marks One Year As Only Weekly Frac Sand Industry Newsletter

Released on March 2, 2016

The Frac Sand Weekly News Digest, the only weekly newsletter dedicated to the frac sand industry, is marking one year of distribution today with the release of its 52nd issue to over 1,750 subscribers. Peter Cook, President of Petroleum Connection and …

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Badger Mining Expands Distribution Network With New Transload Facility In Bill, Wyoming

Released on February 24, 2016

Railcars of sand leaving Badger Mining Corporation today headed to a different destination for the first time – BMC’s newest transload facility in Bill, Wyoming. For Badger Mining, a family-owned, values-driven supplier of Premium Northern-White indust …

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Plant Architects Announces Partnership With Energy Architecture

Released on February 9, 2016

Plant Architects—an enterprise of Robert Ober & Associates, LLC, (RO&A) based in San Antonio, Texas—and Energy Architecture— a leading industrial architectural and project management firm, based in Houston, Texas—are pleased to announce that, a …

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  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo Begins 9:00 am
  • Exhibitor Setup for Frac Sand Conference 1:00 pm
  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo Ends 4:00 pm
  • Speaker/Sponsor Reception at Frac Sand Equipment Expo 4:00 pm



  • Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 8:00 am
  • General Sessions with Breaks in the Exhibit Hall 8:30 am
  • Conference Closes 12:00 pm
  • Exhibit Hall Beak Down & Move-Out 12:00 pm
  • Conference Golf Outing 1:00 pm


  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo 20'x40' Space $3,500
  • VIP Dinner on November 19th $7,500
  • Coffee Mugs SOLD
  • Notebook SOLD
  • Speaker/Sponsor Reception on November 18th SOLD
  • Conference Mobile App $3,000
  • Day 1 Kick-Off SOLD
  • Day 2 Kick-Off $3,000
  • Lanyard SOLD
  • Networking Lunch on November 19th SOLD
  • Networking Reception Glasses SOLD
  • Day 1 Morning Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 1 Afternoon Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 2 Morning Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 2 Afternoon Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Case Study 1 $2,500
  • Case Study 2 $2,500
  • Charging Station $2,500
  • Printed Program $2,500
  • Conference Wifi SOLD
  • Golf: Water Bottles SOLD
  • Golf: Hosted Hole (Beverage Station & Contest) $3,700
  • Golf: Hats $3,500
  • Golf: Cigars $3,200
  • Golf: Divot Tools $3,200
  • Golf: Balls $3,200
  • Golf: Towels $3,200

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