Opportunities in fracking water treatment remain despite oil price drop

By Kasia Patel
Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2015

According to a report from Lux Research, although fracking activity – which uses a large amount of water – has declined, the industry still presents ample opportunity for water management companies willing to come up with new solutions. Among the minerals used in water treatment that could benefit from this are alumina, magnesium hydroxide and lime.

The steep drop in oil prices and subsequent decline in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) activity has had a wide-reaching impact on a number of industries, however Lux Research has estimated that the sector’s water management market is still worth around $1.9bn.

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