Logistics

March 16, 2018

Oil and gas customer satisfaction leads to increased sales

BY Staff For oil and gas businesses that want to increase sales during times of higher oil prices, improving customer satisfaction could be the key. The 2017 Energy Benchmark Study found that looking beyond technical solutions can be profitable. READ MORE

March 16, 2018

Hourglass plans first Colorado frack sand operation

BY Luke GeiverHallador Energy Co. is turning its coal mining expertise towards the frack sand industry. The Denver-based coal mining company that operates in Indiana and was formerly an E&P, is looking to turn $4 million into an in-basin frack sand operation. READ MORE

March 12, 2018

Frack sand data shows looming trend in Permian

BY Staff Energent, a global energy market research consultancy, has put together a new report highlighting the in-basin sand trend happening in the Permian. The report says operators looking to expand this year will turn to in-basin sand. READ MORE

March 12, 2018

Dallas Federal Reserve establishes Energy Advisory Council

BY Dallas Federal Reserve The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has formed an Energy Advisory Council to provide guidance on emerging trends and issues affecting the energy industry. Industry executives from Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana will serve on the council. READ MORE

March 06, 2018

Preferred Sands opens facilities to serve Eagle Ford shale play

BY Patrick C. Miller Pennsylvania-based proppant manufacturer Preferred Sands began operation of a frack sand mine and loading facility in Atascosa County, Texas, to serve operators in the Eagle Ford. The company will soon open another facility to serve the Permian. READ MORE

March 05, 2018

New Permian crude refiner to sell diesel back to drillers

BY Luke GeiverThe developer of a Permian Basin-based refinery is going full-circle with its shale-oil produced crude. Through a deal with Pilot Thomas Logistics, MMEX Resources will provide the diesel back to drilling rig operations in the region. READ MORE

February 26, 2018

Crude logistics experts target Permian with $400M in new capital

BY Luke GeiverMike Prince knows the nuts and bolts of the midstream oil business. After working in all aspects of the crude asset business and leading business development teams initiating more than $2 billion in projects, Prince and a new team have started Lotus. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

New shale tech: mobile resin coated proppant plant in Permian

BY Luke GeiverThe oilfield technology group of Hexion Inc. has great timing. The oil and gas arm of the greater chemical product developer recently unveiled a mobile resin-coated proppant manufacturing facility for the Permian. READ MORE

February 06, 2018

Joint venture to build Gulf Coast shale gas ethylene export site

BY Patrick C. Miller Expanding international markets for ethylene have resulted in a joint venture between Enterprise Products Partners and Navigator Holdings to build a new export terminal on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The facility should be in operation by early 2020. READ MORE

January 30, 2018

PwC US energy lead explains optimism for shale in 2018

BY Luke GeiverThe U.S. deals leader for Pricewaterhouse Coopers believes energy companies have an opportunity to go public or execute an acquisition this year. READ MORE

January 30, 2018

Targa adding cryogenic processing plant to Oklahoma gas play

BY Targa Resources Targa and MPLX will construct a new 150 million cubic feet per day cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Hughes County, Oklahoma, (the Hickory Hills plant) to process growing natural gas production from the Arkoma Woodford Basin. READ MORE

January 08, 2018

New crude oil pipeline set for Eagle Ford

BY Luke GeiverHouston-based EVX Midstream Partners got off to a quick start in 2018. In McMullen County, Texas, the company has announced plans to construct, own and operate a new crude gathering line targeting Eagle Ford producers. READ MORE

January 02, 2018

EPIC completes dual Permian pipeline plan

BY Luke GeiverEPIC, a Texas-based midstream infrastructure firm, will use the right-of-way of an under construction natural gas liquids pipeline for a new-build 730-mile crude pipeline to move Permian-based crude to Corpus Christi. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

Unimin, Fairmount Santrol merge to create mega-proppant provider

BY Luke GeiverThe merger between Unimin Corp. and Fairmount Santrol has created the largest proppant and sand supplier in the U.S. Unimin counts terminal expansions or production facilities in the Utica and Permian plays among its main growth areas. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

Global energy trader eyes crude terminal project to move TX shale

BY Luke GeiverVitol, a global energy and commodity trading company that trades more than 7 million barrels of crude oil per day, has begun talks with Harvest Pipeline Co. on a new crude oil terminal located near Corpus Christi to move barrels from Texas shale. READ MORE

December 14, 2017

Marcellus shale development doesn’t affect mortality rates

BY Staff A new report analyzing health data from six Pennsylvania counties with heavy gas development in the Marcellus shale play in a 10-year period shows that the development has had little or no impact on human health. READ MORE

December 11, 2017

Rail car data firm, proppant handler combine to help shale

BY Staff The demand for proppant during times of high oilfield activity has created several services, technologies or trends,from proppant delivery infrastructure to the opening of idled sand mines. Railtronix is now bringing data to proppant suppliers. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

Preferred’s frack sand sell-off marks new shale in-basin strategy

BY Luke GeiverPreferred Proppants LLC is taking a new, more regional approach to the frack sand supply business. The Pennsylvania-based sand producer and supplier has chosen to reduce rail fleets and out-of-basin production sites. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

Magellan’s new proposal: connect Permian, Eagle Ford to TX coast

BY Luke GeiverMagellan Midstream has proposed a new pipeline project that would connect Permian and Eagle Ford crude production with export and refining locations in Corpus Christi and Houston, Texas. READ MORE

November 28, 2017

Morgan Stanley, former ETP president partner on Midcon project

BY Luke GeiverThe SCOOP and STACK plays in the Midcontinent region of North America's shale landscape are worth investing in for Morgan Stanley Energy Partners. READ MORE

November 14, 2017

China signs deals with Alaska, West Virginia for shale gas

BY Luke GeiverChina's desire to utilize U.S.-based shale gas can now be clearly seen in Alaska and West Virginia. During his recent tour of Asian countries, President Donald Trump helped to connect Alaska and West Virginia with China Energy Investment Corp. READ MORE

November 14, 2017

Growing Arkansas frack sand supplier uses barge for Marcellus

BY Luke GeiverSelect Sands can now supply frack sand by land and sea. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based industrial silica provider that started a mine in Arkansas in 2014, has signed a deal with an end-user in Appalachia for 10,000 tons of frack sand. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Newpark Resources buys Well Service Group for $75M

BY Newpark Resources Newpark Resources Inc. today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire substantially all of the assets, operations and employees of the Well Service Group Inc. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Shale gas play gains new frack sand operation

BY Luke GeiverHaynesville shale gas producers have a new in-basin option for proppant. Shreveport, La.-based Performance Proppants LLC has opened a new 1.4 million ton per year frack sand supply facility in the heart of the play. READ MORE

October 24, 2017

ONEOK, Martin Midstream partner on $200M Delaware Basin pipeline

BY Luke GeiverEyeing the growth potential for natural gas liquids produced from the Delaware Basin, ONEOK Inc., has announced a new joint-venture effort with Martin Midstream. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

Permian producer Callon finds midstream asset management group

BY Luke GeiverPure-play Permian Basin exploration and production company Callon Petroleum Co. has found a new entity to manage its midstream infrastructure. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

RRIG acquires 475-mile water pipeline, infrastructure in Permian

BY RRIG Water Solutions RRIG Water Solutions understands that the most expensive water in the oil patch is the water that never arrives. The company said it is committed to investing in pipeline infrastructure to improve access to large volumes of water in the Permian. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Tally Energy forms to serve shale producers’ new focus

BY Luke GeiverShale oil and gas producers have shifted their focus from developing and expanding fields and acres towards executing on operational efficiency gains and production increases, according to Tally Energy. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

Marcellus, Utica, DJ Basin shale gas pipeline builders updates

BY Luke GeiverConstruction to help build a pipeline section enabling Marcellus shale gas producers to reach the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. markets is officially underway. DJ Basin and Utica producers also have pipeline talk to consider. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

OPEC, EIA reports offer 2018 price, supply, demand insights

BY Staff New reports released this week from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the U.S. Energy Information Administration provide oil pricing and supply forecasts through 2018 but offer little on the impact of Harvey or Irma. READ MORE