Logistics jams limit price rises for oilfield bentonite

By Laura Syrett
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Capacity challenges for pulverised Wyoming material could lead to value increases in near term

Freight bottlenecks for drilling-grade bentonite are limiting price rises for the oilfield mineral, sources have told IM.

As oil and gas drilling activity in the US picks up with the warming spring weather, demand for bentonite, which is a clay mineral used in water-based drilling fluids for hydrocarbon extraction, is...

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