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Rising U.S. Oil & Gas Production Expected to Increase Demand for Proppants

DENVER, COLORADO--July 26, 2012--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--A large and increasing proportion of domestic Oil & Gas Productionwill come from tight oil and shale gas formations, which is expected to sharply increase demand for proppants, speakers told about 250 attendees at conference on proppants here organized by Information Forecast Incorporated (Infocast) (Woodland Hills, California). Proppants are sand-like materials used in the hydraulic fracturing process to extract oil and gas from shale formations. U.S. demand for proppants has skyrocketed in recent years as drilling in shale formations has increased dramatically.

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