This Week’s Market Buzz

Permian oil production has plunged by as much as one million barrels a day as the coldest weather in 30 years brought havoc to a region that seldom faces frigid Arctic blasts, according to the Houston Chronicle. Oil traders and company executives, speaking on condition of anonymity, lifted their estimate of supply losses in the region as the temperature in…

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This Week’s Market Buzz

• At press time, oil prices fell after a new strain of coronavirus discovered in the U.K. sparked fresh travel restrictions across Europe and concerns that there may be more lockdowns globally. Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, dropped 2.6% to $50.91 a barrel. Futures tied to West Texas Intermediate, the main U.S. crude gauge, fell 2.8% to $47.74 a…

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Once Booming, Sand Mines Shuttered

According to an article in the Winona Post, frac sand mining has proven to be a boom and bust industry in Trempealeau County, Minn. From creating scores of jobs and bringing in millions in revenues to idling plants – local frac sand companies’ fortunes have fluctuated with oil prices and competition. Since the pandemic crushed global demand for oil, the…

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This Week’s Market Buzz

• Oil touched its strongest level since early September as signs that Covid-19 vaccinations in the U.S. could be underway within three weeks improved the demand outlook. Markets broadly rallied after AstraZeneca Plc became the latest company to report a vaccine that protects most people from coronavirus. West Texas Intermediate for January delivery rose 1.5% to $43.04 a barrel; Brent…

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Source Energy Services Sees Increase in Sand Volumes

Source Energy Services reported results for the third quarter of 2020 that reflect a rebound in activity levels in the WCSB, favorably impacting sand sales volumes which increased by 11% compared to the third quarter of 2019. While higher volumes were achieved, sand revenue and total sales revenue were lower by $2.4 million and $1.3 million, respectively, for the third…

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