Overcoming the oil price decline

By Emma Hughes
Published: Thursday, 28 May 2015

North America’s fracking industry was rocked towards the end of 2014 after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which controls nearly 40% of the world oil market, failed to agree on production curbs. This, coupled with a US oversupply situation, sent the oil price tumbling. With rig counts, drilling activity and proppant demand taking a hit as a result, many began to question the impact this decision would have on the future of fracking and, as a result, proppants.* Emma Hughes and Vasili Nicoletopoulos

By Emma Hughes and Vasili Nicoletopoulos

A so-called shale gale has swept across the US in recent years, driving growth in domestic natural oil and gas generation and increasing the demand for oilfield minerals.

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