Vista to Build Frac Sand Mine in Oklahoma

Vista Proppants and Logistics, LLC is developing a frac sand mine in Oklahoma, the company announced Oct. 10.

Vista’s 1- to-1.5 million tons-per-year frac sand mine northeast of Fay, Oklahoma will serve the Mid-Continent region’s SCOOP and STACK oil and gas plays. The company purchased a 1,150-acre site, located on Highway 33 in Oklahoma.

Gary Humphreys, Vista’s CEO, said the development of the in-basin mine in “underserved SCOOP and STACK plays” is the next step in the company’s long-term strategy to provide customers a better mine-to-wellhead solution for their frac sand needs.

“We plan on producing both 100 mesh and 40/70 products with solid crush and other characteristics designed to best serve the growing need for in-basin sourced frac sand,” Humphreys stated in a release. “Similar to our three other mines, we will utilize trucking and our strategic footprint of transload facilities to efficiently deliver product and better serve E&Ps and oilfield service companies operating in the region.”

Last month, Ohio-based sand producer Covia Holdings Corporation idled operations at four of its facilities, citing “market demands.”


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