Falling oil price sees mixed impact on industrial minerals
Published: Saturday, 24 January 2015
Uncertainty hangs over agrimineral prices; Oil slump brings doubts for barite and frac sand; graphite sluggish but stable for Q1 2015
The plunge in the price of oil over the last six
months has been given a mixed reception by the industrial
minerals industry, with various sectors reflecting on the
benefits of cheaper energy weighed against concern about the
deflationary impact of low oil prices on the wider economy.