US fracking activity approaches pre-pandemic levels

By William Clarke
Published: Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Fracking activity in the United States is recovering to the levels seen before the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a number of key indicators.

This offers hope of increased demand for a number of oilfield minerals, including frac sand, which has long been in oversupply.

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported on April 9 that the number of operational oil and gas rigs in the United States was 432, up by...

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