Fort Worth, Texas – July 27, 2017 – Superior Silica Sands LLC, a subsidiary of Emerge Energy Services LP (“Emerge Energy”), is pleased to announce that its new transload terminal in Big Lake, Texas has commenced operations effective the week of July 24th. With the surge in frac sand demand in the Permian Basin, the Big Lake terminal enhances Emerge Energy’s sales and logistics position in the largest US shale play. Including the Big Lake terminal, Emerge Energy now has six active terminals in the Permian Basin and 19 across North America.
In order to provide flexibility and minimize capital costs, Emerge Energy contracted with a third party transload provider to build the facility exclusively for its use. Tidewater Logistics, a leading provider of rail-to-truck frac sand terminals, owns and operates the facility while offering service 24/7 to meet the needs of Emerge Energy’s customers. Situated on 98 acres of property, the terminal is strategically located on the Texas Pacifico railroad, which connects with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Kansas City Southern, Union Pacific, and Fort Worth and Western Railroads. Over four miles of rail track provides simultaneous unloading of two unit trains, holding 240 total railcars.
“We are excited about expanding our terminal footprint in the most prolific shale basin in the US through the Big Lake terminal,” commented Rick Shearer, Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Emerge Energy. “We continue to see strong demand for our northern white sands in the Permian Basin, and this new terminal nicely complements our growing presence in Texas in-basin sands from our San Antonio and Kosse plants. Sales through the Big Lake terminal are underpinned by long term take-or-pay agreements with our customer base, and this new site enables our customers to significantly improve their supply chains in the region.”
About Emerge Energy Services LP
Emerge Energy Services LP (NYSE: EMES) is a growth-oriented limited partnership engaged in the business of mining, producing, and distributing silica sand, a key input for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells, through its subsidiary Superior Silica Sands LLC.
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