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As DUCs Decline, U.S. Sand Demand Seen Returning, with In-Basin Capacity Outpacing NWS

A fall off in Lower 48 exploration activity has slammed the sand mining sector, but some stability should return this year, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

January 22, 2020

As DUCs Decline, U.S. Sand Demand Seen Returning, with In-Basin Capacity Outpacing NWS

A fall off in Lower 48 exploration activity has slammed the sand mining sector, but some stability should return this year, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

January 22, 2020
Hi-Crush, U.S. Silica Expect Tempered Lower 48 Activity Through Year’s End

Hi-Crush, U.S. Silica Expect Tempered Lower 48 Activity Through Year’s End

Proppant oilfield service operators are preparing for a likely decline in U.S. land operations through the second half of this year and into 2020, with a “rationalization of supply” said already underway.

August 15, 2019
Fracture Sand Provider Emerge Energy Seeking Chapter 11 Protection

Fracture Sand Provider Emerge Energy Seeking Chapter 11 Protection

Emerge Energy Services LP, which provides silica sand proppant for U.S. onshore operators, has filed for Chapter 11 protection, the second provider to seek bankruptcy protection in less than a week.

July 18, 2019

Permian In-Basin Fracture Sand On Pace to Surpass Northern White

Permian Basin in-basin sand production by one count has reached more than 60 million tons/year, and in-basin operations are growing in other areas, reducing demand for the ever-popular northern white as companies work to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

March 29, 2019
Hi-Crush Says Contraction in 4Q Proppant Sales Transitory

Hi-Crush Says Contraction in 4Q Proppant Sales Transitory

Houston-based Hi-Crush Partners LP, which provides proppant sand for North America onshore operators, on Monday reported a sharp downturn in sales for the fourth quarter and it has subsequently suspended quarterly distributions because of current market conditions.

January 7, 2019
U.S Silica Cites Increasing In-Basin Sand Demand, Improving 2019 Outlook

U.S Silica Cites Increasing In-Basin Sand Demand, Improving 2019 Outlook

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc., one of the largest sand providers in the onshore, reported double-digit growth for oil and gas volumes as more mining facilities opened in its largest service area, the Permian Basin.

October 23, 2018
U.S. Rig Count Steady as Natural Gas Drilling Activity on the Rise

U.S. Rig Count Steady as Natural Gas Drilling Activity on the Rise

The U.S. natural gas rig count climbed three units to 189 for the week ended Friday (Sept. 28) as a decline in oil drilling kept the overall domestic count steady, according to data from Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE).

September 28, 2018

Haynesville In-Basin Sand Mine Underway, Says Gen6 Proppants

Houston-based Gen6 Proppants is developing an in-basin fracture sand mine to serve Haynesville Shale producers in northern Louisiana.

September 27, 2018

Pioneer Secures In-Basin Sand, 15-Year Contract for Permian Operations with U.S. Silica

Dallas-based Pioneer Natural Resources Co., one of the largest Permian Basin producers, has secured fracture sand reserves near its West Texas operations in a 15-year deal with U.S. Silica Holdings Inc.

September 12, 2018
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