Falling oil price sees mixed impact on industrial minerals

By Laura Syrett
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

Laura Syrett

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.

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