Pounding Sand In The Permian

The oil and gas industry impatiently waits as Permian Basin sand mining—set to upset the proppant market apple cart—struggles to come up to speed.

Richard Mason, Hart Energy

The oil and gas industry impatiently waits as Permian Basin sand mining—set to upset the proppant market apple cart—struggles to come up to speed. (Source: Hart Energy)

[Editor's note: A version of this story appears in the May 2018 edition of Oil and Gas Investor. Subscribe to the magazine here.]

Surviving spring sandstorms is a badge of honor for West Texans.

Sand remains a conversational topic this spring in West Texas, but in a context different than weather. The oil and gas industry impatiently waits as a nascent Permian Basin sand mining industry struggles to come up to speed.

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