Specialty chemicals are in demand as fracking increases

04/1/2012 | ICIS Chemical Business (U.K.)

Ever-increasing hydraulic fracturing activity is resulting in greater demand for specialty chemicals, according to this analysis. "There is an immense amount of growth in [hydraulic fracturing] activity in the U.S. and a couple of changes in hydraulic fracturing technology have had a multiplier effect on demand for a long list of chemicals in these fluids," said Michael Richardson, an analyst with The Freedonia Group.

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