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Frac sand prices begin to look up in the US

By Laura Syrett
Published: Friday, 21 March 2014

Market shifts in favour of sellers after an eight month lull in buying activity

Prices for silica sand or ‘frac sand’ used in the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) industry are reported to be edging up in the US as rising demand for the oilfield mineral has shifted the market in favour of sand producers.

According to US market reports, sand buyers are beginning...

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