Company eyes Texas-New Mexico fracking sand transport system

Company eyes Texas-New Mexico fracking sand transport system

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(AP) - A company is seeking to build a multi-mile conveyor belt system that could bring sand for hydraulic fracturing from West Texas to southeast New Mexico.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports the Atlas Sand Company is hoping to erect a 16.5-mile covered overland conveyor belt system to carry the sand from an offloading facility in Loving County, Texas, to a proposed facility near Loving, New Mexico.

The company is seeking a permanent, 70-foot-wide right of way across federally managed land.

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