A weighty issue Indian barite exports win out in sluggish market

By William Clarke
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.

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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 industry. 

The key proxy for oilfield minerals demand is...

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