Year in Review 2012: Frac sand

By Emma Hughes
Published: Monday, 31 December 2012

US boom continues, other regions catch up, but controversy still rages

The US frac sand industry dominated the headlines in 2012 as mining activity boomed almost as fast as fracking opposition mounted.

More than 40% of the US’s frac sand tonnage was used as hydraulic fracturing sand and well-packing and cementing sand, while 26% was used as glassmaking sand, 11% as...

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