World Wide Silica Pricing, Projected for 2014

The silica sand industry in the USA is continuing to be dramatically transformed by the massive increase in the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells.  As a result, practically all the silica sand plants’ production has been sold out.  The silica sand producers have made large raises in prices for the silica sands.  This means that the cost of our feedstock has increased very substantially.

As a result, we have had to raise the prices of the silica sand that we sell on a world-wide basis.

Harvey Plonsker
President, AGSCO Corp