US bentonite prices “could rise by 20%” in 2012

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Published: Thursday, 19 January 2012

Market source blames increasing cost pressure on sought-after oilfield mineral

US bentonite prices could rise by as much as 20% in 2012, an industry source told IM.

Along with other minerals, which face considerable cost pressures due to rising freight and energy costs, bentonite is also affected.

The market has enjoyed high demand for the last year as oil...

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