Year in Review: Frac sand

By Emma Hughes
Published: Friday, 20 December 2013

The frac sand market experienced a turbulent 2013 as environmental concerns continued to hamper new development. This led to several moratoria being put in place across the US, but did not prevent a significant amount of new activity taking place in North America as well as further afield in Europe, the Middle East and China.


The beginning of 2013 saw industrial minerals delegates gather in Dubai for the IM’s Oilfield Minerals Outlook: Middle East roundtable discussion. Among the presentation topics discussed, the meeting looked at how the Middle East is about to embark on a new phase of oil and gas exploration and how...

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