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Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Published: June 13, 2018 | Issue #171

As Schlumberger’s Permian Mine Opens, Management Pulls Back The Curtain A Bit On Frac Sand Strategy

June 12, 2018 | Issue: #171

In a slide deck released this morning, Schlumberger provided some interesting comments on frac sand.
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In-Basin Sand Mines are Sprouting Fast in Texas and Oklahoma

June 12, 2018 | Issue: #171

Locally sourced frac sand gets the job done at a discount last week, Alpine Silica, a private supplier of frac sand, announced that it will open two new frac sand...
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New frac sand mine opens to feed oil boom

June 12, 2018 | Issue: #171

A Texas sand miner is planning to open a new plant near the small West Texas town of Van Horn near the state's Permian Basin oil field.
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Emerge Energy to Build New Facility in the Mid-Continent

June 12, 2018 | Issue: #171

Emerge Energy Services LP EMES recently announced plans to expand its in-basin sand operations with a new mining and processing facility, which is located in the Kingfisher County, OK. Superior...
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Mapping The Mid-Con – STACK/SCOOP Frac Sand Site Locations

June 12, 2018 | Issue: #171

After recent requests from members, we’ve created several different looks at the geographical distribution of Mid-Con frac sand production sites on various maps. Members are welcome to download maps in...
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Alpine Silica to open new frac sand plants in Texas and Oklahoma

June 12, 2018 | Issue: #171

Alpine Silica announced two new frac sand projects, one in Van Horn, Texas and the other in Fay, Okla. The company secured nearly 51 million tons of reserves for the...
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Huge sand mine expansion eyed near Bloomer

June 12, 2018 | Issue: #171

Chippewa Sand Co. filed its request in December to expand from its present 176-acre site, which features 142 acres of mining, west of Bloomer in the town of Cooks Valley...
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The Haves And Have Nots Of Local Sand

June 12, 2018 | Issue: #171

In the wake of the Mid-Con sand rush, we were left wondering just how many US completions will have access to plentiful local sand supply in the years to come.
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Carbo Ceramics: A Long Play On U.S. Drilling

June 12, 2018 | Issue: #171

Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Kyle Willinger as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors...
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Tracking Sand: Miners Talk Permian Proppant

When it comes to frack sand in the Permian Basin, one thing is for sure—concerns remain. As some operators pump more than 5,000 tons of sand per well to help...
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Slick Water Designs Catering To The Strengths Of Hi-Crush Partners

I have discussed in the past on numerous occasions why sand miners are attractive investments, and should be insulated from oversupply worries. Oversupply fears are a myth for the simple...
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Stratas: US Oil Production To Grow By More Than 1 Million Barrels Daily In 2018

With the Permian leading the way, Stratas Advisors expects U.S. oil production to rise to 10.2 million bbl/d in 2018, a 10% increase over 2017. Key drivers supporting the expected...
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Hot commodity in the shale boom: Truckers

Nearly half of all rigs working in the U.S. are currently deployed in the Permian Basin. But a shortage of truckers to transport crude, as well as the sand and...
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The Shale Supply Chain’s New(ish) Ownership Conundrum

Epic quantities of frac sand and water will fracture a lot of low permeability rock in the Lower 48 this year. This same sand and water has also fractured the...
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Permian Boom Jeopardized By Pipeline Troubles

The Permania, as someone called the oil industry and private equity rush to West Texas and New Mexico, has begun to take its toll on all those investors that saw...
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Lamesa experiencing unforseen economic boom

There’s a shopping center on the northern outskirts of Lamesa with an empty suite in between a BEALLS and a CVS Pharmacy. Shadows of the letters that spell “Walmart” are...
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Are You Ready For This Month’s Dust Rule Phase-In? A Brief Discussion About OSHA Compliance

Over the past 12 months, US E&P procurement teams have been under immense pressure to keep up with frenetic growth. The time suck of dealing with immediate challenges like frac...
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What the First Six Months of Silica Enforcement Tells Us

As of June 23, enforcement of new standards for silica exposure will kick in for all operations in general industry and maritime. Enforcement in the construction industry began last year,...
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Peru to Make Freight Moves

Peru will pay only $721,903 of a $4.41 million project to overhaul the old railway and reduce truck traffic on Route 251.
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Anti-Sand documentary features stories from Hixton, Tomah

Dwight and Ruth Swenson witnessed a bluff disappear next to their property near Hixton in Jackson County. "It feels like an earthquake when they’re blasting," Dwight Swenson said. "The house...
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Hi-Crush contractor cited after sand mine spill

Federal regulators cited a contractor working at a Trempealeau County frack sand mine after a bulldozer driver was trapped underwater when his vehicle slid into a pond in late May.
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