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New York Fracking Moratorium Considered

A moratorium on high-volume, horizontal, hydraulic fracturing was passed in the New York State Assembly and delivered to the Senate. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Robert Sweeney, passed the Assembly by a vote of 89 to 34. If passed in the Senate, the bill, A.5424-b, would ban the drilling practice for three years from the day it is signed, according to the Legislative Gazette.

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SandBox Logistics Signs Colorado Agreement

SandBox Logistics signed a five-year contract with Liberty Oilfield Services to deploy its proprietary system for the transportation, site-storage and delivery of frac sand to Liberty's wellsite operations in the DJ Basin of Colorado. The company provides trans-loading, storage and last-mile delivery of frac sand through the use and application of SandBox’s patented sand-management processes and mobile ISO containers.

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Rainmaker, Arkansas Silica Strike Deal

Rainmaker Resources (RMR) concluded a deal by way of a binding Letter Agreement with Arkansas Silica LLC (ASL) to option the 304-acre Bray frac sand property in Northeast Arkansas. ASL currently has a purchase option on the property from the landowners. RMG has tested and assessed the initial potential and plans to deliver an NI 43-101 resource estimate in 90-120 days, according to a report in the Financial Times.

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