$3.5 Billion Per Year. That’s How Much Cash Permian Dune Sand Could Save The US E&P Industry [Economic Impact Study]

A year from now, 20 new Permian frac sand mines could be operational if all build-out plans unfold as expected. Many risks linger in this story, particularly surety of supply at the wellhead and downhole performance.

But let’s imagine for a moment a future world where the West Texas frac sand industry has pulled it off and delivered on their promises for 2018. What do the numbers look like in that scenario?

In the following analysis, we take things a step further with a hypothetical “fully-built” economic impact study. As the construction phase matures, we thought it’d be interesting to ascribe numbers to what the West Texas frac sand industry may eventually look like. So here’s the potential economic impact and aggregate scale of West Texas plants across a variety of metrics.

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