Go Pound Sand, Please! Proppant Shortage on the Way?

We’ve heard of concerns that there may be a shortage of sand used for fracking in the near future–right here in the Marcellus/Utica. We then spotted a story about an impending sand shortage by the Reuters news agency (below). It takes something like an average of 11 million pounds to frack a well. Chesapeake Energy experimented with pushing the envelope with a well in Louisiana by using 50 million pounds (see Propageddon: Chesapeake “Unleashes Hell” with Sand in LA Gas Well). To get the latest update on sand in northeast, be sure to attend a panel discussion on proppants MDN editor Jim Willis is hosting on March 2 in Pittsburgh, at the Oil & Gas Awards’ 2017 Northeast Industry Summit (register for free here). In the meantime, here’s the latest scuttlebutt about a sand shortage…

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