[Editor's note: A version of this story appears in the May 2018 edition of Oil and Gas Investor. Subscribe to the magazine here.]
Surviving spring sandstorms is a badge of honor for West Texans.
Sand remains a conversational topic this spring in West Texas, but in a context different than weather. The oil and gas industry impatiently waits as a nascent Permian Basin sand mining industry struggles to come up to speed.