PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to launch new monthly frac sand prices
Published: Friday, 21 December 2018
Fastmarkets IM proposes to launch three new frac sand prices.
- Northern white frac sand, 30/50 mesh, API, EXW Wisconsin,
- Northern white frac sand, 40/70 mesh, API, EXW Wisconsin,
- Northern white frac sand, 100 mesh, API, EXW Wisconsin,
These prices are being proposed in response to market demand
for a greater range of mesh sizes for Fastmarkets
IM’s frac sand assessment.
Fastmarkets IM launched its first frac
sand price in September 2018. This price, for Northern white
frac sand, 20/40 mesh, API, EXW Wisconsin, $/short ton, was
well received but feedback suggested that this grade only
covered a small portion of the North American frac sand
By including a wider range of mesh size,
Fastmarkets IM will be better placed to represent the whole of
the market for Northern white frac sand.
The new prices will be assessed monthly on
the third Thursday of each month.
The consultation period for these proposed
launches will end on January 31, with changes taking place from
February 1. Fastmarkets IM will, however, seek pricing inputs
from the market for all three prices from Thursday January 17
in anticipation of providing the first price assessments for
them on Thursday February 21. This assumes that there are no
changes to the proposed prices or to the consultation
To provide feedback on these prices, or if
you would like to provide price information by becoming a data
submitter to these prices, please contact William Clarke by
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add the subject heading
FAO: William Clarke, re: Northern white frac sand
To see all Fastmarkets pricing methodology
and specification documents go to