Guar seed
  • Guar gum is extracted from guar seed which is used by drilling companies to thicken water mixed with sand and pumped through shale rock cracks to extract gas.
  • It is also used as thickening agent in products such as ice cream, bread, pasta, sausages and pastries.
  • North American oil and gas industry are mostly uses guar gum from India.
  • Increase in crude oil prices creates demand for guar in North America‚Äôs shale gas industry.
  • Rajasthan, Haryana and parts of Gujarat are major guar producers in the country.

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