Flash back for frac sand

By Kasia Patel
Published: Friday, 09 June 2017

Improvements in oil and gas drilling activity in North America have paved the way for recovery in demand for oilfield minerals such as frac sand, barite and bentonite, but as Kasia Patel, IM Correspondent, reports, the rebound has tested suppliers’ ability to respond.

Since the end of last year, improving rig counts, particularly in North America, have prompted industrial mineral suppliers to the oil and gas sector to cautiously suggest that market recovery is imminent. Although the uptick in exploration and production (E&P) activity since 2016 has so far not translated into increases...

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