Demand for Sand Takes Off Because Off Fracking

Demand for Sand Takes Off Because Off Fracking

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Sand prices are rising and companies are racing to build new sand mines.

Frackers are expected to use nearly 95 billion pounds of sand this year, up nearly 30% from 2013. It can take four million pounds of sand to frack a single well.

There are growing restraints on sand supplies and oil companies’ insatiable appetite has generated renewed interest in second-tier deposits of lower-quality brown sand in places like Texas…

Read Full Article, ” Demand for Sand Takes Off Thanks To Fracking,” The Wall Street Journal

Sand mining Is Booming Along With Fracking, My San Antonio News (Uploaded 09-27-2011)
Fracking, the latest craze in the quest to produce oil and gas, has been blamed for environmental problems ranging from flammable tap water to minor earthquakes. Now a new risk is emerging: sand mining. To squeeze hydrocarbons out of shale through hydraulic fracturing of the rock, the process known as fracking, producers need to pump an enormous amount of sand into the ground…

A UN Report On Sand Mining: “Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks”
The United Nations, under its environmental programe and agency UNEP, has just released a report about sand mining, entitled: “Sand, rarer than one thinks”

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Denis Delestrac
Is beach sand an infinite resource? Can the existing supply satisfy a gigantic demand fueled by construction booms? What are the consequences of intensive beach sand mining for the environment and the neighboring populations…? This investigation takes us around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: the “Sand Wars” have begun…

A New Look At What’s In ‘Fracking’ Fluids Raises Red Flags, Science Daily (08-18-2014)
Scientists are getting to the bottom of what’s in fracking fluids, with some troubling results…

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