2021 PREVIEW: Fracking sector consolidates, eyes green shoots after turbulent year

By William Clarke
Published: Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Frackers and frac sand miners are anticipating a turnaround in fortunes and a large-scale reconfiguration of the industry after a dramatic year of bankruptcies in the wake of a turbulent oil market.

Oil prices started to tumble in February when China shut down large parts of its logistics and economy to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and the world adjusted to the possibility that the outbreak could become a pandemic. The price fall accelerated in March after the breakdown of an...

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