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Frack Sand Providers Face Supply Imbalance as E&Ps Dig In on Costs

Frack Sand Providers Face Supply Imbalance as E&Ps Dig In on Costs

Proppant sand providers, which faced headwinds during the first quarter from low prices and conservative spending by their customers, will have to deal with a supply and demand imbalance that could pressure prices into the foreseeable future.

May 24, 2019

Shale Support Eyeing Southeast Frack Sand Reserves

Shale Support, which provides proppant for oil and gas drilling, has gained capital from Austin, TX-based CrowdOut Capital LLC to acquire two mines that would double its reserves.

August 30, 2018
Competition, Rising DUCs Creating Volatile Market for Frack Sand into 2019

Competition, Rising DUCs Creating Volatile Market for Frack Sand into 2019

No “easy beach days” are ahead in the U.S. onshore proppant sand market, as fierce competition among suppliers, and a slowdown in Permian Basin completions, likely will continue into 2019, according to analysts.

August 22, 2018
Hi-Crush Building Out Last-Mile Proppant Business, Expanding Permian Sand Operations

Hi-Crush Building Out Last-Mile Proppant Business, Expanding Permian Sand Operations

Houston-based Hi-Crush Partners LP unveiled a triple shot of expansions on Monday, with the takeover of a Manitoba-based silo-based sand storage business and build out of proppant operations in Wisconsin and the Permian Basin.

July 23, 2018
Rising DUC Backlog Escalating Fracture Demand, Says Raymond James

Rising DUC Backlog Escalating Fracture Demand, Says Raymond James

The U.S. onshore rig count will decline modestly through the rest of the year, but a large backlog of wells awaiting completion indicates pressure pumping demand will continue to move higher over the coming months, Raymond James & Associates Inc. said Monday.

October 23, 2017
Onshore Rig Count On Track to Double? E&P Cash Flow Rising with Activity, Says Raymond James

Onshore Rig Count On Track to Double? E&P Cash Flow Rising with Activity, Says Raymond James

U.S. producers may have enough cash flow this year to double the onshore rig count from current levels, Raymond James & Associates Inc. said Monday. The only thing standing in their way could be a lack of pressure pumping equipment.

February 6, 2017

The Quiet Frack, and Other Technology to Reduce Public Impact

New technologies are reducing costs and raising recoveries, but as pressure pumper Liberty Oilfield Services demonstrated Tuesday in Denver, innovation has not only improved equipment, but it’s helping to assuage relationships with nearby communities.

August 24, 2016

Increasing Uncompleted Wells Represent ‘Sand Demand in Waiting,’ for Proppant Suppliers

The pullback in the U.S. onshore has choked demand for all types of services, with proppant volumes declining sharply since the start of the year. Proppant providers are continuing to cut costs and are working with their customers to hold on to market share for the eventual upturn. As to when the market will strengthen, however, it’s anybody’s guess.

August 14, 2015
USGS Projects North American Frack Sand Market to Grow 9% Through 2016

USGS Projects North American Frack Sand Market to Grow 9% Through 2016

The United States will remain the world’s largest producer and consumer of frack sand for years, and the North American frack sand market is projected to grow by nearly 9% every year through 2016, according to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

May 29, 2015
USGS Projects North American Frack Sand Market to Grow 9% Through 2016

USGS Projects North American Frack Sand Market to Grow 9% Through 2016

The United States will remain the world's largest producer and consumer of frack sand for years, and the North American frack sand market…

May 29, 2015
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