Truck off: Capacity squeezed in frac sand markets

Published: Thursday, 14 December 2017

Demand for frac sand is booming in Texas but supply is limited by a serious shortage of truck drivers. But a shift in fracking philosophy toward closed systems may help to relieve the pressure.

As frac sand demand more than doubles, trucking capacity in Texas in the United States is being squeezed to its limits.

The increased frac sand demand for use in oilfields in west Texas is putting pressure on local trucking capacity, with drivers in short supply.

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