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Frac Sand '16: Shift to brown sand

Sep 15, 2016 at 11:44 AM CST

As low oil prices force market participants to reduce costs as much as possible, a demand shift towards brown sand has been noticed in the market, according to speakers and delegates IM’s Frac Sand conference in Minneapolis this week.

By Barbara O'Donovan

Sand producers and transporters have noted an increased appetite for brown sand over white sand from the fracking industry recently.

"There has been a shift in the Permian Basin towards brown sand," Twin Eagle’s Jason Jennaro said, adding that the company produces both brown and white sand....