On Tuesday, Shares of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), added 1.62% and closed at $47.07 in the last trading session. HAL stock opened its last trade at $46.97 and after floating in a range of $46.30 to $47.28. The company’s Market capitalization is $39.97 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 861.10 million. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $27.64 and reached to max level of $47.96. The Earnings per Share of the company stands at $-6.63. Halliburton Company (HAL) and U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (SLCA) announced today the companies have moved a record breaking unit train carrying nearly 19,000 tons of U.S. Silica White® frac sand from Ottawa, Ill., to Elmendorf, Texas. The train, the largest frac sand unit of its kind shipped to date in North America, arrived today via the BNSF railroad. Unit trains reduce transit time from mine to transload facility.
“Utilizing sand unit trains facilitates Halliburton to respond to customers’ needs on a shorter timeline and deliver cost efficient sand on location to drive the lowest cost per BOE,” said Richard Gonzalez, vice president of Production Enhancement for Halliburton. “Our extensive infrastructure together with a great working relationship with U.S. Silica highlights our strength in collaborating and engineering solutions to maximize asset value for customers.”
“Unit train delivery, leveraging our combined logistical assets, is the most efficient and cost effective way to deliver high volumes of sand in the time constraints required,” said Don Weinheimer, senior vice president and president of Oil and Gas for U.S. Silica. “Unit train capability is increasingly critical to our customers success as sand demand per well continues to ramp up.”
Shares of Southern Co (NYSE:SO), gained 0.79% and closed at $51.09 in the last trading session. SO stock opened its last trade at $50.98 and after floating in a range of $50.33 to $51.26. The company’s Market capitalization is $50.13 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 978.71 million. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $43.38 and reached to max level of $54.64. The Earnings per Share of the company stands at $2.52. Georgia Power declared recently the most recent milestone in the transition to operation of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 – members of the first training class of nuclear operators have passed the initial licensing exam by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), ensuring that licensed, qualified operators are in place before nuclear fuel loading and plant start up. Once operational, the new units will employ about 75 highly trained nuclear operators as part of a permanent workforce of more than 800.
The three-week testing process encompassed simulator testing, job performance measures and a written exam. The operators now must complete an additional six months of preoperational testing before receiving their licenses.
“Nearly four years have gone into training and preparing this class with countless hours in the classroom and simulator,” said Karen Fili, site vice president for Vogtle Units 3 and 4. “This team will assist bring the new units online for the first time and will be well-prepared to assist ensure safe and reliable operation for as long as the units are in service.”