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HOW TO STOP A FRAC SAND ROBBER IN HIS TRACKS!

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Trading Board Updates | 0 comments

The Jessie James of frac sand better mount their ride and head for the hills. The days of the great truck or train robbery are over! In 1873, the notorious gang leader, Jesse James, a Wild West legend, attached a rope to a part of a train track near the Adair, Iowa station and loosened it. As the train approached, the engineer saw the rope and attempted to reverse to avoid the hazard, but was unsuccessful. Jesse and his brother Frank, took the derailed train by force with 44’s and rode off with nearly $3,000, worth about $51,000 today. Today,...

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The Sand Man Called – He’s Sold Out

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Trading Board Updates | 0 comments

Thank you again for your emails and phone calls. It is great to reconnect with so many folks. Many shared feedback and thoughts regarding our last article. I will visit the glass ceiling concept later. First, let’s look at the market. As predicted, the week after our last article, cutbacks from OPEC were reflected in reduced U.S. oil deliveries, which was about 6 weeks from the start date. It takes a tanker that long to arrive from the Middle East. The EIA showed U.S. crude stocks down 237,000 barrels, the first weekly decline after nine...

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The Fracking Spring Rush is Here!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Trading Board Updates | 0 comments

Since Old Man Winter hasn’t blown in too terribly strong and fracking teams are booked out for the year, sand demand is on the rise! Activity started up earlier than usual! Before we do a market analysis, thank you to all of you who emailed and called to inquire about us. We haven’t been able to respond to everyone. During the downturn, we worked on projects. Demand didn’t warrant updating offerings. But, we are back in the swing with Spring! I look forward to catching up with all of you. We are receiving new listings and prices, which...

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What’s For Sale?

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Trading Board Updates | 0 comments

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We are all so blessed in many ways. DHT was closed for the week, so we are attempting to get caught up. Recently, we started receiving an increased number of offerings and requests, from companies that are either trying to locate resources that are becoming scarce, selling items, or securing bargains. Today, we are doing a quick review of what we see trending in the market. It is pretty competitive on the world front. Russia and Saudi Arabia are discounting oil to Europe to compete for market share....

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A Little Interesting News!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Trading Board Updates | 0 comments

This week, as we get back in the saddle here at DHT and review fundamentals influencing oil prices, we continue to see the market contract and at the same time, staging for a comeback. I know, I know….. “Oil prices won’t lift until 2017” is the word on the street. But there is news in the market that could be a game changer. A price lift could be coming much sooner! First, here are a few current oil price influences to watch: 1). A Libyan oil terminal was recently closed. This is the second time due to protesters demanding...

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Fracking Fall Out is in Season!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Trading Board Updates | 0 comments

Last year, when the leaves began to change and Fall moved in, many companies began winding down and finishing out their 2014 wells before regrouping and finalizing plans for 2015. This year, we are seeing things wind down a little sooner, as companies finish up their agenda in what has been a tough year. However, if you listen to Wall Street, the sky is falling and this seasonal slow down is being viewed as low oil price fall out. Some of it may be but it is also a seasonal trend. Short term moves in rig count, oil production, supply demands,...

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Saving $$ – What Do You Throw Away?

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Trading Board Updates | 0 comments

Chemical companies, drillers, haulers, and anyone else connected to the mess of oil on gloves and clothes, could find savings or revenue opportunity in this product, which is fairly new to the oilfield. Given the drive in our industry sector to reduce hazardous waste costs, reduce landfill, and recycle, we make it a priority to present to you cutting edge products, technology and methods for going green, recycling, saving money, and time. This week, we are presenting a little gem that has multiple applications. But, for the sake of this...

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Trends of Yesterday, Today, and Yes – Tomorrow!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Trading Board Updates | 0 comments

Last week, I was asked to be the opening speaker for the 4th Annual Logistics Conference in San Antonio. There was great information shared by a number of speakers that I hope to share in brief with you later. For now, I thought I would share my talk for those of you, who didn’t make it. Also, I encourage you to put the event on your calendar for next year, October 13th & 14th 2016 in San Antonio. So here is my presentation: This past year has been quite a bit of a roller coaster ride for many. Some folks may be doing a bit of screaming...

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Sailing the Winds of Market Volatility

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Trading Board Updates | 0 comments

Oil prices have been tumultuous at best. The winds of volatility have whipped the markets all over the place. News of supplies, production increases, Iran, and economic instability has played havoc. However, a storm is brewing on the horizon that may bring winds of change for many and generate a new trend before long. Iran, Venezuela, and other hurting countries are calling for an OPEC emergency meeting. Rumblings of a willingness to discuss country limits within and outside of OPEC have begun to stir. At the most, discussions could influence...

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It’s Time to Get That Sand Moved!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Trading Board Updates | 0 comments

As we have shared in the past, winter is not a fracker’s friend and neither is the agriculture harvest, both of which are at our doorstep! The obvious is that cold weather slows everything down, including frack sand mining, drilling, shipping by rail and barge. We have had some challenging winters in the past few years with below freezing temperatures and snow that just wouldn’t quit. As for agriculture, demand on rail resources can create competition for frackers trying to get sand supplies moved from Wisconsin to southern plays and Central...

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