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Qatar transport embargo raises fears of a barytes squeeze

By William Clarke
Published: Friday, 07 July 2017

Could Iran hold the answer to the isolated Gulf state's barytes import worries?

The transport and diplomatic embargo of Qatar, announced early in June, has oilfield services companies worried about their supplies of drilling fluid materials, but others see an opportunity for Iran to jump start its long-moribund mineral sector. 
On June 5 Qatar’s nearest neighbours cut off all transport to the country,...

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