Frac Sand latest news

  • December 2016

    Select Sands appoints new president, ceo

    23 December 2016

    Zigurds "Zig" Vitols will replace Rasool Mohammad as president and ceo at Select Sands as the company moves towards full production.

  • UK rules in favour of Third Energy fracking permit

    20 December 2016

    Despite opposition from environmental campaigners, the UK's High Court has ruled that a permit awarded to Third Energy for fracking in North Yorkshire is valid, leaving the company free to go ahead with tests to determine the viability of oil and gas extraction at the site.

  • Industrial minerals in the new Trump era

    15 December 2016

    Trump win ‘positive’ for oil and gas sector while uncertainty surrounds the future of renewables. Meanwhile a lack of clarity remains in terms of foreign trade agreements.

  • OPEC agrees to curb oil output

    15 December 2016

    Oil prices rallied following an announcement by OPEC that it would set a production limit of 32.5m bbl/d.

  • Non-OPEC countries agree to oil cuts

    12 December 2016

    Both OPEC and non-OPEC producers have agreed to jointly cut production in the interest of oil producers and consumers.

  • US rig counts continue positive climb

    07 December 2016

    Monthly rig counts were up in almost every region globally, while US rig counts showed positive growth for the fourth week running.

  • Oil price rally slows as doubts creep in over OPEC cuts

    06 December 2016

    Since OPEC's agreement last week to curb oil output, oil prices have rallied to one-year highs. However, November production figures indicate another rise in output from the organisation.

  • DOE labs given funding to advance fracking research

    06 December 2016

    Despite technology advancements in fracking, oil and gas recoveries remain low. NETL has awarded DOE labs with six projects and funding to investigate fracking technology and proppants to help improve the efficiency of oil and gas production.

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