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The #1 Efficiency Gains in Energy Come From…Sand?

by KEITH SCHAEFER on AUGUST 10, 2016 It’s clear from comments on Q2 conference calls in the last week that North American producers ARE getting more efficient—lowering costs—in producing tight oil, or shale oil.  And they don’t think they’ve hit their limits yet. The high tech reason for these improvements? Simple sand.  It is stunning … Read More

Rare earth demand to increase 50% by 2020

Medallion develops a fast-track approach Peter Cole According to Chen Zhanheng, vice-secretary general of the Association of China Rare Earth Industry, Chinese rare earth demand will increase 50% in the next five years, putting pressure on China to eliminate production quotas. China currently produces 90% of global rare earth supplies, while consuming 80%. In 2015, … Read More

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