Frac Sand '17: Sand users favour quantity, not quality

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Published: Monday, 18 September 2017

Sand demand is booming but quality is becoming less of a concern, as users focus on increasing frac intensity, delegates attending the IM Frac Sand conference in Colorado report.

Quantity is more important than quality, as frackers strive to get as much sand as possible into wells, attendees at a conference in Denver told IM.

US frac sand demand is forecast to rise to at least 70m short tons in 2017, compared to 34m tons in 2016. Many attendees at...

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