The availability of locally sourced frac sand could help Permian Basin operators cut sand costs by 40% to 50% and potentially save $500,000 per well, according to market research consultancy Energent. Permian sand mines are expected to produce over 7 million tons of premium frac sand per quarter by the end of this year, reducing drillers' reliance on costly sand from Wisconsin.
Local frac sand may help Permian drillers slash costs
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