Chemical barite prices remain strong despite threat to drilling grades

By Laura Syrett
Published: Monday, 15 June 2015

Price ranges for Chinese material narrow upwards as suppliers resist calls for concessions.

Prices for paint grade barite (barytes) have managed to skip the negative pressure affecting drilling grade material to shift upwards in recent weeks.

Sources in North America told IM that the market has remained strong. "No price concessions have been made," one source said.

A barite supplier that ships chemical...

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