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Time will tell if Texan sand can replace Wisconsin for frac markets

By William Clarke
Published: Monday, 05 February 2018

Sand miners have invested huge amounts in production in the Permian Basin, but Texan 40/70 mesh frac sand still has to prove itself down-well.

The frac sand markets in the United States are gearing up for what is expected to be a massive shift in supply this year, when a huge volume of sand capacity opens up in the southern state of Texas.

More than 40 million tonnes per year of new sand production...

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