The Petroleum Connection Announces the Frac Sand Equipment Expo!

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Petroleum Connection Announces the Frac Sand Equipment Expo! The Petroleum Connection announced the Frac Sand Equipment Expo will be held on September 27, 2017 at the Baytown Fairgrounds.  Located just 30 minutes east of Houston, and being held the day before the 6th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference, frac sand professionals will not want to miss this event.  read more

Prep for the 2nd Annual Frac Sand Industry Update

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Prep for the 2nd Annual Frac Sand Industry Update Just a quick note here to help you prep for The 2nd Annual Frac Sand Industry Update. The event was sold out, but we were able to rearrange the floorplan to accommodate more attendees. We'll keep registration open until we hit 140 registrants (only 15 remain!)  read more

Deep Dive on Frac Sand Last Mile Logistics

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Deep Dive on Frac Sand Last Mile Logistics Just a quick posting here to encourage you to read yesterday’s release from Infill Thinking on “A Massive Paradigm Shift In Frac Sand’s Last Mile Is Happening Now”.  read more

Get a Strong Start in 2017

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Get a Strong Start in 2017 Just wanted to say a quick word about how pleased I have been with some of the high-quality analysis and reporting that has been produced recently regarding frac sand.  read more

Last Mile Logistics

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Last Mile Logistics Attendees at the 5th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference will recall the great discussions we had regarding “last mile” logistics for proppants and the upcoming challenges related to those. Perry Taylor of Agility Energy explained the challenges we will have with a shortage of qualified truckers, the high volume of sand needed per well combined with lack of storage space at the well site.  read more

Presidential Election Impact on the Frac Sand Industry

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Presidential Election Impact on the Frac Sand Industry Regardless of what you think of Donald Trump, his election as President can be viewed as good news for the frac sand industry. Trump supported fracking throughout his campaign, though he did vacillate in his attitude toward local fracking bans. However, his recent announcements regarding his transition team provide additional confidence that his administration will strongly support domestic energy production.  read more

Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference Improving Attendee Experience in 2017

  • Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference Improving Attendee Experience in 2017 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 provide a fresh experience for attendees and sponsors of the industry's leading conference.  read more

Takeaways from the 5th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Takeaways from the 5th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference Frac sand professionals who were able to attend the 5th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference came away with a lot of information to consider for future business opportunities. Here is my opinion on the top takeaways from the conference:  read more

The New OSHA Standard for Industrial Silica Exposure

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The New OSHA Standard for Industrial Silica Exposure OSHA has issued a final rule that provides stronger protection for workers against the harmful effects of respirable crystalline silica dust. Silica is a common mineral found in products and materials used in many industries. If your processes produce dust, you may have a respirable silica dust hazard, and you need to determine if your facility is at risk. This article summarizes the impact of the new OSHA rule, how to achieve compliance, and the specific role of cartridge dust collection as a proven and reliable engineering control strategy.  read more

Why Keep Fracking Operations in a Building?

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Why Keep Fracking Operations in a Building? While the amount of frac sand exposure allowable under permissible exposure limits (PEL) for crystalline silica varies among operations, there's no doubt that keeping frac sand loading under cover keeps silica dust contained. And with a properly designed frac sand storage and handling building, your operation will reap other benefits in addition to containment.  read more






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