Published: Thursday, 28 June 2018
Soaring frac sand demand is being met by a wave of new supply, but how will traditional sellers fare in a world where quantity, rather than quality, is king, William Clarke, Industrial Minerals reporter, asks.
For US frac sand miners, 2016 started off badly. Demand for
the product was ebbing away, in a new world of low oil prices.
But the surprising return of the fracking industry resurrected
frac sand miners’ fortunes with it, and 2017
became the year of the supply squeeze. Existing mines...