FRAC SAND 2018: Covia idles 3.3 million short tpy of frac sand mining capacity
Published: Monday, 01 October 2018
US frac sand giant Covia has reduced its out-of-basin frac sand capacity, calling it a “necessary step,” even as it plans to ramp up in-basin capacity.
Covia, North America’s largest producer of frac
sand, is idling 3.3 million short tons per year of capacity,
even as it ramps up production elsewhere, in order to preserve
what it calls its "leading cost position."
The sand miner will shut operations in four US states: in