Are Frac Sand Companies Like Vista Sand Experiencing Record Demand?

April 4, 2017 | | Post a Comment

We won’t bury the lede. The answer to that question is a resounding yes. Vista Sand is a frac sand producer headquartered in Granbury, Texas. It is known for its Texas Premium White™ frac sand, which possesses the highest crush strength in Texas. It held ten percent of the entire frac sand market in 2016, 25 percent of the 100M market, and its frac sand is a cost-effective alternative for many oil and gas companies with a presence in the southern US. Before working with Vista Sand, many of these companies may have sourced frac sand from the mines in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ilinois. You can visit Visa Sand’s website to learn more about its mine, safety record, and more.

Demand for frac sand will rise significantly as exploration and production (E&P) companies increase capital budgets and proppant intensity per well in an effort to yield increased production. According to, the 2017 frac sand demand could eclipse previous peaks, which is even more amazing when you consider the fact that fewer wells are being drilled. This is because oil companies are beginning to understand that when they use more sand, they get more overall production.  Overall, the amount of sand used has skyrocketed – as much as 50 percent in 2016 compared to 2014 when you look at the amount of sand used per foot.

As the demand for frac sand soars, Vista Sand will be right there to provide oil and gas companies with the best frac sand in the industry. The company plans to open up two mines in the next 12 months as a means to meet this increase in demand that shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

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