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Fracking sand spurs grain-like silos for rail transport

(Source: Bloomberg Businessweek, April 17, 2014)

NEW YORK -- The U.S. shale oil boom is putting millions of tons of sand onto North American railroads, enabling carriers to pack trains full instead of hauling just a handful of cars at a time. With the emergence of fracking, drilling companies are able to fill trains pulling 100 cars from shiny metal silos.

Full story: Bloomberg Businessweek

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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