Halliburton moves Argentina closer to fracking with new sand loading and storage facility

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Argentina is second only to the China in terms of potentially recoverable shale gas. The US has proven the viability of fracking, and the industry has great potential to expand in the sparsely populated southern provinces in Argentina. A developing fracking industry could also lead the country out of its current economic malaise.

US-based Halliburton, the oilfield services company, has opened a silica (frac) sand storage and loading facility in Argentina, which has the second largest potentially recoverable shale gas reserves in the world, according to 2013 USGS data.

Located in La Meseta, North Patagonia, Argentina, the cost-unspecified, but multi-million dollar facility is...

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