A weighty issue Indian barite exports win out in sluggish market
Published: Monday, 08 July 2019
Markets for oilfield minerals have had a slow start to the year while global drilling activity remains limited and oil markets repeatedly fail to break new highs.
Oilfield minerals, the clays and proppants used in drilling
and extracting oil, are a crucial part of the petrochemical
industry. Barite and bentonite are used in drilling fluids,
while silica sand is crucial in the fast-growing fracking
The key proxy for oilfield minerals demand is...