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Halliburton Selects SandBox as Its Preferred Provider for Last Mile Logistics

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Halliburton (HAL) today announced it has selected SandBox Logistics, a U.S. Silica company (SLCA) as its preferred provider for containerized sand delivery, pursuant to a long-term agreement. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170130005891/en/ Sandbox’s delivery solution offers significantly improved operating efficiencies, a safer work environment and cost savings relative to current proppant delivery systems. “Logistics is an important part of the supply chain and one of the parts that gets the tightest in today’s environment is the last-mile component,” said Jeff Miller, president of Halliburton. “Sandbox’s containerized system helps enhance our ability to provide our customers with better service quality by providing a safer, more efficient delivery system.” “We’re very pleased to be chosen by Halliburton to provide a proven containerized delivery solution which will enable th…

What Is Hydraulic Fracturing?

Sandbox Logistics is a Houston-based transportation company that specializes in proppant logistics. Using a proprietary process and special containerization, Sandbox Logistics efficiently and safely transports hazardous frac sand for companies involved in hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.

Fracking involves pumping a highly pressurized mixture of water, proppant sand, and chemicals underground to fracture rock and release natural gas or oil. Wells used in fracking are drilled up to 10,000 feet below the surface, where sand in the mixture holds fractures open in rock formations for natural gas to flow upward from the well. 

Characterized as an unconventional technique in gas production, fracking extracts natural gas from rock formations that were once believed impossible to extract from, including shale, coal, and tight sands. Although steps are taken to ensure that none of the mixture or natural gas contaminates the water supply, proppant and chemicals used in the process may…