Frac sand's share of proppant market grows but prices expected to fall

By Kasia Patel
Published: Thursday, 23 July 2015

The latest research from consultancy firm PacWest shows that although frac sand is gaining in terms of North American proppant market share as a cheaper alternative to resin coated products, pricing declines for the mineral are expected to continue, having been particularly pronounced in the last month.

Although silica (frac) sand's share of the proppants market share has grown over the last year, prices for both coarse and fine grades of sand have fallen significantly, particularly in the last month, the latest research from consultancy firm PacWest has shown.

The three major categories of proppants are fracking...

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