U.S. Silica Holdings Inc., one of the largest commercial sand and last-mile operators in the Lower 48, is laying off 230 employees and idling two mines because of the “current challenges in the energy markets.”
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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.
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.
U.S. Silica Snaps Up EP Minerals for $750M
One of the leading proppant providers in the onshore, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc., on Friday agreed to acquire EP Minerals, a complementary business, for $750 million.
U.S. Silica Pumps Up Proppant Capacity with Mississippi Sand Purchase
Fracture sand specialist U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. has acquired Mississippi Sand LLC, a Missouri-based sand mining and logistics company, a transaction that adds 1.2 million tons of annual capacity.
U.S. Silica Building Permian Footprint with West Texas Sand Mine, Plant
A state-of-the-art sand mine and plant in West Texas, envisioned for months to serve the voluminous growth in the Permian Basin, is underway, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. said Tuesday.
Beaten Up But Not Beaten Down, OFS Sector Showing Resiliency
The oilfield services industry has been mangled, chewed up and spit out since commodity prices began tumbling in late 2014. Like a champ, operators picked themselves up and fought back by revamping customer contracts, improving efficiencies and costs, and as they have always done, delivering ever-better technology.
Halliburton, U.S. Silica Move Record White Sand Load in Largest Unit Train Ever
Halliburton Co., which performs more pressure pumping in North America than any other oilfield services provider, said it moved with U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. the largest sand unit train of its kind to date, traversing a route from Illinois to Texas.
U.S. Silica Eyeing Regional Growth With East Texas Silica Sand Purchase
U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. is spending $210 million for an East Texas proppant sand facility to beef up its customer base in the Haynesville and Upper Eagle Ford shales and is eyeing an expansion into Oklahoma’s stacked reservoirs, CEO Bryan Shinn said Tuesday.
Emerge Energy Unit Scoops Up Sand Reserves in Wisconsin
An Emerge Energy Services LP subsidiary has acquired 94 million tons of northern white silica sand reserves in Jackson County, WI, from a unit of Seventy Seven Energy Inc.