Proppants in North America

As Quoted In Bloomberg News

While growth in proppant demand is expected to slow from the heady early years of the 2000s, stellar double-digit annual gains are still expected, with demand reaching $9.4 billion in 2017.

North American demand to surpass 100 billion pounds in 2017

North American proppant demand has risen sharply since 2002, rising from $250 million to nearly $5 billion in 2012. While growth is expected to slow from the heady early years, stellar double-digit annual gains are still expected, with overall demand reaching over 100 billion pounds in 2017, valued at $9.4 billion. Proppants have been critical to the expansion of oil and gas production in North America, setting off a chain of events that is revitalizing the region’s chemical processing and other industries.

New drilling techniques, favorable oil/gas pricing to continue driving gains

Proppants have been used in oil and gas production for more than 60 years, but the advent of horizontal drilling technology coupled with multistage hydraulic fracturing created new opportunities for growth starting around the mid-2000s, especially as success in early uses such as in the Barnett Shale (Texas) was translated to even more productive formations. These advances became more prominent at the same time oil and gas prices skyrocketed, providing further impetus to drilling and completion activity. Continued high oil prices and a recovery in natural gas prices will sustain oilfield activity in the United States and Canada, with particularly good opportunities expected in a number of states including Texas, North Dakota and Pennsylvania, as well as in several developing plays in Canada, including the Montney and Horn River plays. However, nearly every area with significant unconventional reserves is expected to benefit from these trends.

Raw sand to remain dominant type, coated sand to gain market share

Raw sand will continue to account for the lion’s share of proppant demand. Although it generally cannot be used in wells with high closure pressures, raw sand performs suitably in most conditions. Due to their higher cost, ceramic proppants will be limited to areas requiring high performance products, especially as improved fracturing techniques have allowed sand to be used in applications previously thought to be beyond its performance range. However, these production areas include some of the main centers of upstream activity, such as the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas and the Bakken Shale in North Dakota, where sand and ceramics are often used together. Coated sand proppants are expected to increase their market presence, as they offer cost advantages over ceramic proppants and performance advantages over raw sand. These different product types (and sizes) are often used in combinations that maximize well productivity.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 59.1 billion pound proppant industry in the United States and Canada. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by type (e.g., raw sand, coated sand, bauxite-based ceramic, clay-based ceramic, coated ceramics), region, state and province.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 28 proppant suppliers, including Fairmount Minerals, CARBO Ceramics and Momentive Specialty Chemicals.

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  1. Proppants in North America

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  2. INTRODUCTION - PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2017

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2017

    $95.00

  5. Overview

    $35.00

  6. NORTH AMERICAN PROPPANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2007 - 2022

    $60.00

  7. MARKET ENVIRONMENT - PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2017

    $1,825.00

  8. General (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  9. General (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  10. Macroeconomic Environment - North America

    $35.00

  11. MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS BY COUNTRY 2002 - 2022

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  12. Macroeconomic Environment - United States

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  13. Macroeconomic Environment - Canada

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  14. Demographic Overview

    $35.00

  15. POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

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

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

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  18. OIL & GAS PRODUCTION & CONSUMPTION (quadrillion Btu) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

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

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

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  21. UPSTREAM OIL & GAS ACTIVITY INDICATORS 2002 - 2022

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  22. Petroleum - Production & Consumption in North America (1 of 4)

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  23. Petroleum - Production & Consumption in North America (2 of 4)

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  24. Petroleum - Production & Consumption in North America (3 of 4)

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  25. Petroleum - Production & Consumption in North America (4 of 4)

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  26. CRUDE OIL & LIQUIDS SUPPLY & DEMAND (million barrels) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  27. Petroleum Pricing in North America (1 of 2)

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  28. Petroleum Pricing in North America (2 of 2)

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  29. CRUDE OIL SPOT PRICES, 2002 - 2012 (dollars per barrel)

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  30. Natural Gas Market Overview in North America (1 of 2)

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  31. Natural Gas Market Overview in North America (2 of 2)

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  32. NATURAL GAS SUPPLY & DEMAND (trillion cubic feet) 2002 - 2022

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  33. Natural Gas Production in North America (1 of 2)

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  34. Natural Gas Production in North America (2 of 2)

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  35. Natural Gas Pricing in North America

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  36. NATURAL GAS SPOT PRICES, 2002 - 2012 (dollars per thousand cubic feet)

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  37. World Petroleum & Natural Gas Overview

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  38. World Petroleum Reserves (1 of 2)

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  39. World Petroleum Reserves (2 of 2)

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  40. WORLD PETROLEUM PROVED RESERVES BY COUNTRY, 2012 (billion barrels)

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  41. World Natural Gas Reserves

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  42. WORLD NATURAL GAS PROVED RESERVES BY COUNTRY, 2012 (trillion cubic feet)

    $60.00

  43. World Petroleum Production

    $35.00

  44. WORLD CRUDE OIL FIELD PRODUCTION BY REGION (million barrels) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  45. World Natural Gas Production (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  46. World Natural Gas Production (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  47. WORLD DRY NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION (trillion cubic feet) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  48. Hydraulic Fracturing - Environmental & Regulatory Considerations (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  49. Hydraulic Fracturing - Environmental & Regulatory Considerations (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  50. Hydraulic Fracturing - Environmental & Regulatory Considerations (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  51. Proppants - International Activity (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  52. Proppants - International Activity (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  53. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW - PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2017

    $525.00

  54. General

    $35.00

  55. Horizontal Well Drilling (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  56. Horizontal Well Drilling (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  57. Well Completion

    $35.00

  58. Hydraulic Fracturing (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  59. Hydraulic Fracturing (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  60. Hydraulic Fracturing (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  61. Multistage Fracturing

    $35.00

  62. Refracturing

    $35.00

  63. Proppant Technology

    $35.00

  64. Unconventional Resource Development

    $35.00

  65. US NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION BY CATEGORY, 2002 - 2022 (trillion cubic feet)

    $35.00

  66. Shale Resources

    $35.00

  67. Tight Oil & Gas

    $35.00

  68. Coalbed Methane

    $35.00

  69. PROPPANT SUPPLY & DEMAND - PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2017

    $1,285.00

  70. General

    $35.00

  71. Proppants - Capacity & Production (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  72. Proppants - Capacity & Production (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  73. Proppants - Trade

    $35.00

  74. NORTH AMERICAN PROPPANT TRADE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  75. Proppants - Demand by Type (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  76. Proppants - Demand by Type (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  77. NORTH AMERICAN PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  78. Sand Proppants - Overview

    $35.00

  79. NORTH AMERICAN SAND PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  80. Raw Sand Proppants - Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  81. Raw Sand Proppants - Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  82. NORTH AMERICAN RAW SAND PROPPANT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  83. RAW FRAC SAND DEMAND BY TYPE, 2012 (percent)

    $35.00

  84. Raw Sand Proppants - White Sand

    $35.00

  85. Raw Sand Proppants - Brown Sand

    $35.00

  86. Other Raw Sand Proppants

    $35.00

  87. Coated Sand Proppants (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  88. Coated Sand Proppants (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  89. NORTH AMERICAN COATED SAND PROPPANT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  90. Ceramic Proppants - Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  91. Ceramic Proppants - Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  92. NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC PROPPANT DEMAND BY COUNTRY & TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  93. Bauxite Ceramic Proppants

    $35.00

  94. Clay Ceramic Proppants

    $35.00

  95. Coated & Other Ceramic Proppants

    $35.00

  96. Other Proppants

    $35.00

  97. NORTH AMERICAN OTHER PROPPANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  98. Proppant Pricing (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  99. Proppant Pricing (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  100. SELECTED PROPPANT PRICING (dollars per pound) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  101. REGIONAL PROPPANT MARKETS - PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2017

    $4,225.00

  102. Overview

    $35.00

  103. NORTH AMERICAN PROPPANT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  104. NORTH AMERICAN PROPPANT DEMAND GROWTH, 2012 - 2017

    $60.00

  105. United States Markets for Proppants (1 of 2)

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  106. United States Markets for Proppants (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  107. UNITED STATES: KEY INDICATORS FOR PROPPANT DEMAND 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  108. United States: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  109. UNITED STATES: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  110. UNITED STATES: PROPPANT DEMAND BY REGION (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  111. Southern Region: Market Environment

    $35.00

  112. SOUTHERN REGION: KEY INDICATORS FOR PROPPANT DEMAND 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  113. Southern Region: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  114. SOUTHERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  115. SOUTHERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY STATE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  116. Texas: Proppant Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  117. Texas: Proppant Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  118. TEXAS: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  119. TEXAS: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  120. Louisiana: Proppant Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  121. Louisiana: Proppant Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  122. LOUISIANA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  123. LOUISIANA: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  124. Arkansas: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  125. ARKANSAS: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  126. ARKANSAS: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  127. New Mexico: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  128. NEW MEXICO: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  129. NEW MEXICO: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  130. Other Southern Region: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  131. OTHER SOUTHERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  132. OTHER SOUTHERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

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

    $35.00

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

    $35.00

  135. MIDWESTERN REGION: KEY INDICATORS FOR PROPPANT DEMAND 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  136. Midwestern Region: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  137. MIDWESTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  138. MIDWESTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY STATE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

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

    $35.00

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

    $35.00

  141. NORTH DAKOTA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  142. NORTH DAKOTA: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  143. Oklahoma: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  144. OKLAHOMA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  145. OKLAHOMA: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  146. Kansas: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  147. KANSAS: PROPPANT DEMAND 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  148. KANSAS: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  149. Ohio: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  150. OHIO: PROPPANT DEMAND 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  151. OHIO: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  152. Other Midwestern Region: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  153. OTHER MIDWESTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  154. OTHER MIDWESTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  155. Western Region: Market Environment

    $35.00

  156. WESTERN REGION: KEY INDICATORS FOR PROPPANT DEMAND 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  157. Western Region: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  158. WESTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  159. WESTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY STATE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  160. Colorado: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  161. COLORADO: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  162. COLORADO: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  163. Wyoming: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  164. WYOMING: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  165. WYOMING: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  166. Montana: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  167. MONTANA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  168. MONTANA: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  169. Utah & Other Western Region: Proppant Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  170. Utah & Other Western Region: Proppant Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  171. UTAH & OTHER WESTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  172. UTAH & OTHER WESTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  173. Eastern Region: Market Environment

    $35.00

  174. EASTERN REGION: KEY INDICATORS FOR PROPPANT DEMAND 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  175. Eastern Region: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  176. EASTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE & STATE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  177. Pennsylvania: Proppant Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  178. Pennsylvania: Proppant Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  179. PENNSYLVANIA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  180. PENNSYLVANIA: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  181. West Virginia & Other Eastern Region: Proppant Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  182. West Virginia & Other Eastern Region: Proppant Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  183. WEST VIRGINIA & OTHER EASTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  184. WEST VIRGINIA & OTHER EASTERN REGION: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  185. Canada Market Environment (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  186. Canada Market Environment (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  187. CANADA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PROPPANT DEMAND 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  188. Canada: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  189. CANADA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  190. Alberta: Proppant Demand

    $35.00

  191. ALBERTA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  192. ALBERTA: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

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

    $35.00

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

    $35.00

  195. OTHER CANADA: PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  196. OTHER CANADA: PROPPANT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $35.00

  197. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE - PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2017

    $1,015.00

  198. General

    $35.00

  199. NORTH AMERICAN PROPPANT SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

    $60.00

  200. Market Share - Proppants

    $35.00

  201. NORTH AMERICAN PROPPANT MARKET SHARE BY TOP COMPANIES, 2012 (percent)

    $60.00

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

    $35.00

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

    $35.00

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

    $35.00

  205. NORTH AMERICAN RAW SAND PROPPANT MARKET SHARE BY TOP COMPANIES, 2012 (percent)

    $60.00

  206. Coated Sand Proppant Market Share (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  207. Coated Sand Proppant Market Share (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  208. NORTH AMERICAN COATED SAND PROPPANT MARKET SHARE BY TOP COMPANIES, 2012 (percent)

    $60.00

  209. Ceramic Proppant Market Share (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  210. Ceramic Proppant Market Share (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  211. Ceramic Proppant Market Share (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  212. NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC PROPPANT MARKET SHARE BY TOP COMPANIES, 2012 (percent)

    $60.00

  213. Industry Restructuring

    $35.00

  214. SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

    $60.00

  215. Competitive Strategies

    $35.00

  216. Cooperative Agreements

    $35.00

  217. SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

    $60.00

  218. Transportation & Logistics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  219. Transportation & Logistics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  220. Research & Development (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  221. Research & Development (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  222. COMPANY PROFILES - PROPPANTS IN NORTH AMERICA TO 2017

    $1,155.00

  223. Company Profiles Methodology

    $35.00

  224. Badger Mining (Atlas Resin Proppants)

    $35.00

  225. Baker Hughes

    $35.00

  226. Cadre Material Products

    $35.00

  227. Canfrac Sands

    $35.00

  228. Canyon Services Group

    $35.00

  229. CARBO Ceramics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  230. CARBO Ceramics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  231. Carmeuse Group

    $35.00

  232. Erna Frac Sand

    $35.00

  233. Fairmount Minerals (Santrol)

    $35.00

  234. flexFrac Proppant Sand Suppliers

    $35.00

  235. FORES LLC

    $35.00

  236. FTS International Services

    $35.00

  237. Halliburton Company

    $35.00

  238. Hi-Crush Partners

    $35.00

  239. Imerys SA (PyraMax Ceramics)

    $35.00

  240. Messina Incorporated

    $35.00

  241. Mineração Curimbaba

    $35.00

  242. Momentive Performance Materials Holdings

    $35.00

  243. Oxane Materials

    $35.00

  244. Pattison Sand Company

    $35.00

  245. Pioneer Natural Resources Company (Premier Silica) (Carmeuse)

    $35.00

  246. Preferred Sands

    $35.00

  247. Saint-Gobain

    $35.00

  248. SCR-Sibelco NV (Unimin)

    $35.00

  249. Sierra Frac Sand

    $35.00

  250. Superior Silica Sands

    $35.00

  251. Texas Silica

    $35.00

  252. US Silica Holdings

    $35.00

  253. Other Companies Mentioned in Study (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  254. Other Companies Mentioned in Study (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  255. Other Companies Mentioned in Study (3 of 3)

    $35.00

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