Monthly Archives: July 2017


Texas Frac Sand Mining Tries To Meet Booming Demand

Texas Frac Sand Mining Tries To Meet Booming Demand

Frac sand mining continues to increase to support the surging Texas oil industry. With local supplies of frac sand limited, costs have been rising fast. In fact, about half of 2018 demand for the product will be in West Texas. Part of the reason for the increasing demand is that the sand demanded for each well is increasing as wells get deeper and longer. The...

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Fracking Is Safe – Stanford Professor

Fracking Is Safe – Stanford Professor

According to Stanford University geophysics professor Mark Zoback’s statements at the Silicon Valley Energy Summit, fracking is safe. Moreover, the advantages of fracking make a positive impact from both an economic and environmental standpoint. Natural gas is an ideal fuel to decarbonize and cause less pollution in the energy system in the future. It is not the end; it is a means to get to...

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