RBN Energy: regional sand mines for fracking starting to pick up in Texas.
- drilling longer laterals, 10,000-15,000 feet or even longer
- using more frac sand per linear foot of lateral: 1,500 pounds of sand per linear foot has become typical, and completions with 2,000 pounds and even 3,000 pounds of sand per linear foot are becoming more common
I don't capture them all but I try to remember to update the list of high-intensity fracks in the Bakken at at this post.
Gasoline prices heading into Memorial Day weekend average $2.40 per gallon (gal) nationally, up from last year's price of $2.30/gal.
Despite the year-over-year increase, 2017 marks the second-lowest price ahead of the Memorial Day weekend since 2009, when the national average price of retail regular gasoline was $2.31/gal.
Relatively low crude oil spot prices, weaker year-over-year gasoline demand, and high gasoline inventories have contributed to relatively low gasoline prices. --- EIA