A West Texas Haboob Is Brewing: The scramble for control of West Texas sand dune deposits promises to disrupt the finer mesh proppant market. In this panel of top executives from Black Mountain Sand, Atlas Sand and Hi-Crush, three sand mining operations at the forefront in the development of West Texas sand deposits share perspective on where the industry is currently, and where it is going.


  • Rhett Bennett, CEO of Black Mountain Sand LLC;
  • Hunter Wallace, COO of Atlas Sand Co. LLC; and
  • Laura Fulton, CFO of Hi-Crush Partners LP.