Proppants in North America

Demand for proppants will decelerate from the extremely rapid growth posted between 2004 and 2014 and future gains will result primarily from increases in proppant loadings in unconventional wells.

North American demand to rise 7.6% annually through 2019

Demand for proppants in North America is forecast to increase 7.6 percent annually through 2019 to 162 billion pounds, valued at $8.2 billion. With oil and gas prices expected to remain subdued in the near term, demand for proppants will decelerate from the extremely rapid growth posted between 2004 and 2014 and future gains will result primarily from increases in proppant loadings in unconventional well completions.

Improved drilling efficiency to boost proppant demand

Two key trends have driven explosive growth in proppant demand in recent years: the widespread adoption of unconventional oil and gas drilling activity across North America and a shift toward much larger hydraulic fracturing treatments using ever greater volumes of proppants. While unconventional oil and gas drilling began in just a few locations, the practice has spread to a number of major tight and shale plays throughout the US and Canada. Despite an expected low pricing environment for oil and gas, growth in the proppant market will be supported by improvements in drilling efficiency and reductions in other aspects of well completion costs as companies seek new opportunities in order to best balance production and investment.

Proppant loadings to rise

In addition to growth in unconventional drilling and completion activity, dramatic increases in the volume of proppants used per well have also supported rising proppant demand and a changing product mix. As oil and gas companies have gained experience in optimizing hydraulic fracturing design, they have increasingly shifted away from premium resin coated sand and ceramic proppants toward using much larger volumes of raw frac sand. This trend is expected to continue, providing a significant boost to volume demand while holding back gains in average prices.

Drilling activity in liquids-rich unconventional plays is expected to be constrained by low oil prices through 2019, with export opportunities for natural gas providing some incentive to drilling in gas bearing formations. Even though overall completion activity will be held back by the low oil and gas price environment that is expected to persist for several years, improvements in drilling efficiency and falling well costs will allow for modest increases nonetheless. Oil and gas companies have seen remarkable increases in both the speed at which horizontal wells can be drilled and the productivity of these wells following hydraulic fracturing. In large part, well productivity has increased as a direct result of the use of greater volumes of proppants in fracturing operations.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the 112.2 billion pound proppant industry in the United States and Canada. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by type (e.g., raw frac sand, resin coated sand, ceramic), region (e.g,. Southern, Midwestern, Eastern, Western) and state/province. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 24 industry players, including Fairmount Santrol, CARBO Ceramics, and Unimin

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  1. Proppants in North America

    $5,300.00

  2. INTRODUCTION: PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2019

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2019

    $95.00

  5. Overview

    $35.00

  6. NORTH AMERICAN PROPPANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2009 - 2024

    $60.00

  7. MARKET ENVIRONMENT: PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2019

    $1,975.00

  8. General (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  9. General (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  10. General (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  11. Macroeconomic Environment: North America

    $35.00

  12. MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS BY COUNTRY 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  13. Macroeconomic Environment: United States

    $35.00

  14. Macroeconomic Environment: Canada

    $35.00

  15. Demographic Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  16. Demographic Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  17. POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  18. Petroleum & Natural Gas Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  19. Petroleum & Natural Gas Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  20. OIL & GAS PRODUCTION & CONSUMPTION (quadrillion Btu) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  21. Upstream Oil & Gas Activity (1 of 2)

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  22. Upstream Oil & Gas Activity (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  23. UPSTREAM OIL & GAS ACTIVITY INDICATORS 2004 - 2024

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  24. Petroleum Market: Production & Consumption (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  25. Petroleum Market: Production & Consumption (2 of 4)

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  26. Petroleum Market: Production & Consumption (3 of 4)

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  27. Petroleum Market: Production & Consumption (4 of 4)

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  28. CRUDE OIL & LIQUIDS SUPPLY & DEMAND (million barrels) 2004 - 2024

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  29. Petroleum Market: Pricing

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  30. Natural Gas Market: Overview (1 of 2)

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  31. Natural Gas Market: Overview (2 of 2)

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  32. NATURAL GAS SUPPLY & DEMAND (trillion cubic feet) 2004 - 2024

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  33. Natural Gas Market: Production (1 of 2)

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  34. Natural Gas Market: Production (2 of 2)

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  35. Natural Gas Market: Pricing

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  36. World Oil & Gas Outlook (1 of 2)

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  37. World Oil & Gas Outlook (2 of 2)

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  38. World Petroleum Outlook

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  39. World Petroleum: Reserves & Exploration (1 of 4)

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  40. World Petroleum: Reserves & Exploration (2 of 4)

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  41. World Petroleum: Reserves & Exploration (3 of 4)

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  42. World Petroleum: Reserves & Exploration (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  43. WORLD CRUDE OIL PROVED RESERVES BY COUNTRY, 2014 (billion barrels)

    $60.00

  44. World Petroleum: Production (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  45. World Petroleum: Production (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  46. WORLD CRUDE OIL FIELD PRODUCTION BY REGION (million barrels) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  47. World Petroleum: Pricing Patterns

    $35.00

  48. World Natural Gas Outlook

    $35.00

  49. World Natural Gas: Reserves & Exploration

    $35.00

  50. WORLD NATURAL GAS PROVED RESERVES BY COUNTRY, 2014 (trillion cubic feet)

    $60.00

  51. World Natural Gas: Production

    $35.00

  52. World Natural Gas: Pricing Patterns (1 of 2)

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  53. World Natural Gas: Pricing Patterns (2 of 2)

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  54. Proppants: Environmental & Regulatory Considerations (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  55. Proppants: Environmental & Regulatory Considerations (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  56. Proppants: International Activity (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  57. Proppants: International Activity (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  58. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW: PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2019

    $490.00

  59. General

    $35.00

  60. Proppants: Well Drilling & Completion

    $35.00

  61. Horizontal Drilling (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  62. Horizontal Drilling (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  63. Well Completion

    $35.00

  64. Proppants: Hydraulic Fracturing (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  65. Proppants: Hydraulic Fracturing (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  66. Multistage Fracturing

    $35.00

  67. Refracturing

    $35.00

  68. Proppant Technology

    $35.00

  69. Proppants: Unconventional Resource Development

    $35.00

  70. Tight Oil

    $35.00

  71. Shale Gas

    $35.00

  72. Coalbed Methane

    $35.00

  73. PROPPANT SUPPLY & DEMAND: PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2019

    $1,165.00

  74. General

    $35.00

  75. Proppants: Capacity & Production (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  76. Proppants: Capacity & Production (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  77. Proppants: Trade

    $35.00

  78. NORTH AMERICAN PROPPANT TRADE (million pounds) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  79. Proppants: Demand by Type (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  80. Proppants: Demand by Type (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  81. NORTH AMERICAN PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  82. Raw Frac Sand: Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  83. Raw Frac Sand: Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  84. NORTH AMERICAN RAW FRAC SAND DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million pounds) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  85. NORTH AMERICAN RAW FRAC SAND DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014 (percent)

    $35.00

  86. Raw Frac Sand: White Sand

    $35.00

  87. Raw Frac Sand: Brown Sand

    $35.00

  88. Other Raw Frac Sand

    $35.00

  89. Resin Coated Sand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  90. Resin Coated Sand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  91. NORTH AMERICAN RESIN COATED SAND DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million pounds) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  92. Ceramic Proppants: Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  93. Ceramic Proppants: Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  94. NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC PROPPANT DEMAND BY COUNTRY & TYPE (million pounds) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  95. Ceramic Proppants: Bauxite-Based (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  96. Ceramic Proppants: Bauxite-Based (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  97. Ceramic Proppants: Clay-Based

    $35.00

  98. Coated & Other Ceramic Proppants

    $35.00

  99. Other Proppants

    $35.00

  100. Proppant Pricing (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  101. Proppant Pricing (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  102. SELECTED PROPPANT PRICING (US dollars per pound) 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  103. REGIONAL PROPPANT MARKETS: PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2019

    $4,425.00

  104. Overview

    $35.00

  105. NORTH AMERICAN PROPPANT DEMAND BY COUNTRY 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  106. NORTH AMERICAN PROPPANT DEMAND VOLUME GROWTH, 2014 - 2019

    $60.00

  107. United States Market for Proppants (1 of 3)

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  108. United States Market for Proppants (2 of 3)

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  109. United States Market for Proppants (3 of 3)

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  110. UNITED STATES: KEY INDICATORS FOR PROPPANT DEMAND 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  111. United States: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  112. UNITED STATES: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  113. UNITED STATES: PROPPANT DEMAND BY REGION 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  114. Southern Region: Market Environment

    $35.00

  115. SOUTHERN REGION: KEY INDICATORS FOR PROPPANT DEMAND 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  116. Southern Region: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  117. SOUTHERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE  2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  118. SOUTHERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY STATE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  119. Texas: Proppant Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  120. Texas: Proppant Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  121. TEXAS: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  122. TEXAS: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  123. Louisiana: Proppant Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  124. Louisiana: Proppant Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  125. LOUISIANA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  126. LOUISIANA: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  127. Arkansas: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  128. ARKANSAS: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  129. ARKANSAS: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  130. New Mexico: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  131. NEW MEXICO: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  132. NEW MEXICO: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  133. Other Southern Region: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  134. OTHER SOUTHERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  135. OTHER SOUTHERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  136. Midwestern Region: Market Environment (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  137. Midwestern Region: Market Environment (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  138. MIDWESTERN REGION: KEY INDICATORS FOR PROPPANT DEMAND 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  139. Midwestern Region: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  140. MIDWESTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  141. MIDWESTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY STATE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  142. North Dakota: Proppant Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  143. North Dakota: Proppant Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  144. NORTH DAKOTA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  145. NORTH DAKOTA: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  146. Oklahoma: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  147. OKLAHOMA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  148. OKLAHOMA: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  149. Ohio: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  150. OHIO: PROPPANT DEMAND 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  151. OHIO: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  152. Kansas: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  153. KANSAS: PROPPANT DEMAND 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  154. KANSAS: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  155. Other Midwestern Region: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  156. OTHER MIDWESTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  157. OTHER MIDWESTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  158. Eastern Region: Market Environment

    $35.00

  159. EASTERN REGION: KEY INDICATORS FOR PROPPANT DEMAND 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  160. Eastern Region: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  161. EASTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE & STATE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  162. Pennsylvania: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  163. PENNSYLVANIA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  164. PENNSYLVANIA: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  165. West Virginia & Other: Proppant Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  166. West Virginia & Other: Proppant Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  167. WEST VIRGINIA & OTHER EASTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  168. WEST VIRGINIA & OTHER EASTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  169. Western Region: Market Environment (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  170. Western Region: Market Environment (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  171. WESTERN REGION: KEY INDICATORS FOR PROPPANT DEMAND 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  172. Western Region: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  173. WESTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  174. WESTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY STATE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  175. Colorado: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  176. COLORADO: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  177. COLORADO: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  178. Wyoming: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  179. WYOMING: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  180. WYOMING: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  181. Montana: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  182. MONTANA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  183. MONTANA: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  184. Utah: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  185. UTAH: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  186. UTAH: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  187. Other Western States: Proppant Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  188. Other Western States: Proppant Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  189. OTHER WESTERN STATES: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  190. OTHER WESTERN STATES: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  191. Canada: Market Environment (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  192. Canada: Market Environment (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  193. CANADA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PROPPANT DEMAND 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  194. Canada: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  195. CANADA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  196. Alberta: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  197. ALBERTA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  198. ALBERTA: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  199. Other Canada: Proppant Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  200. Other Canada: Proppant Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  201. OTHER CANADA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2004 - 2024

    $60.00

  202. OTHER CANADA: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2004 - 2014 (billion pounds)

    $35.00

  203. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE: PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2019

    $1,015.00

  204. General

    $35.00

  205. NORTH AMERICAN PROPPANT SALES BY COMPANY, 2014 (million dollars)

    $60.00

  206. Proppants: Market Share

    $35.00

  207. NORTH AMERICAN PROPPANT MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2014 (percent)

    $60.00

  208. Raw Sand Proppant Market Share (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  209. Raw Sand Proppant Market Share (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  210. Raw Sand Proppant Market Share (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  211. NORTH AMERICAN RAW SAND PROPPANT MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2014 (percent)

    $60.00

  212. Resin Coated Sand Market Share (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  213. Resin Coated Sand Market Share (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  214. NORTH AMERICAN RESIN COATED SAND MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2014 (percent)

    $60.00

  215. Ceramic Proppant Market Share (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  216. Ceramic Proppant Market Share (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  217. Ceramic Proppant Market Share (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  218. NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC PROPPANT MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2014 (percent)

    $60.00

  219. Industry Restructuring

    $35.00

  220. SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

    $60.00

  221. Competitive Strategies (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  222. Competitive Strategies (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  223. Cooperative Agreements

    $35.00

  224. SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

    $60.00

  225. Transportation & Logistics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  226. Transportation & Logistics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  227. Research & Development

    $35.00

  228. COMPANY PROFILES: PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2019

    $1,085.00

  229. Company Profiles Methodology

    $35.00

  230. Badger Mining (Atlas Resin Proppants)

    $35.00

  231. Baker Hughes

    $35.00

  232. CARBO Ceramics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  233. CARBO Ceramics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  234. Emerge Energy Services (Superior Silica Sands) (Midwest Frac) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  235. Emerge Energy Services (Superior Silica Sands) (Midwest Frac) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  236. EOG Resources

    $35.00

  237. Erna Frac Sand

    $35.00

  238. Fairmount Santrol (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  239. Fairmount Santrol (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  240. flexFrac Proppant Sand Suppliers

    $35.00

  241. Fores Limited

    $35.00

  242. FTS International Services

    $35.00

  243. Halliburton Company

    $35.00

  244. Hexion Incorporated (Momentive Specialty Chemicals) (Oilfield Technology) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  245. Hexion Incorporated (Momentive Specialty Chemicals) (Oilfield Technology) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  246. Hi-Crush Partners (D&I Silica) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  247. Hi-Crush Partners (D&I Silica) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  248. Imerys SA

    $35.00

  249. Messina Incorporated

    $35.00

  250. Mineração Curimbaba

    $35.00

  251. Pattison Sand Company

    $35.00

  252. Pioneer Natural Resources Company (Premier Silica)

    $35.00

  253. Preferred Sands

    $35.00

  254. Saint-Gobain

    $35.00

  255. SCR-Sibelco NV (Unimin)

    $35.00

  256. Sierra Frac Sand

    $35.00

  257. Texas Silica

    $35.00

  258. US Silica Holdings (Cadre Services) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  259. US Silica Holdings (Cadre Services) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

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