Slowed shale supply chain tests fracking revival from Harvey

Hard-to-travel roads are still making it tough to deliver sand, a key component in fracking, said chief executive officer Bill Thomas of EOG Resources Inc, whose Eagle Ford operations sit about 100 miles inland from Harvey’s landfall. And some mines are withholding shipping so their rail cars aren’t stuck waiting for frack crews to return to work, according to Joseph Triepke, founder of, an oilfield research firm.

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