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Halliburton to Build $20 Million Sand Terminal in Windsor

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Houston-based Halliburton has announced plans to build a $20 million sand terminal in Windsor to support hydraulic fracturing operations in the region.

The company purchased 54 acres of land in an industrial park southeast of town. Halliburton Director of Corporate Affairs Beverly Stafford says the terminal could create as many as 500 jobs, adding that it will support the increased drilling activity in the region.

“In preparation for market growth we continue to evaluate plans for expansion,” she said.

Sand is an important component in fracking fluids, which have come under scrutiny lately by the state.

Last month Colorado regulators adopted a new rule that requires oil and gas companies to make public the chemicals they use.