The Frac Sand Boom
December 3, 2013 | Peak Oil News
The demand for frac sand has been growing rapidly for the past several years as oil and natural gas companies are using it for hydraulic fracturing in shale formations.
Related: What is Frac Sand?
October 29, 2013 | Geology.com
Frac Sand is a high-purity silica sand used in hydraulic fracturing by the oil and gas industry.
New York Energy Plan Silent on Hydraulic Fracturing
January 12, 2014 | StarGazette.com
Although New York's state government calls for an expanded use of natural gas for clean energy reasons, it does not address hydraulic fracturing - the currently banned process that could greatly accelerate gas production in the state.