Domestic crude oil production increased 1.0 million bbl/d – rising more than the combined increases in the rest of the world – to reach its highest level in 24 years. This increase marked the largest observed annual increase in U.S. history.
Rail Logix and SSS Announce the Inaugural Month of SSS’ Flagship Transload in the Heart of Eagle Ford
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) – Elmendorf, TX – September 15, 2015 – Rail Logix (Alamo Jct.) and Superior Silica Sands LLC (“SSS”) announce the inaugural month of the new Mega Centre sand transloading facility in Elmendorf, TX. The Alamo Jct. Mega Centre will serve the strong demand for high quality, Northern White silica sand as proppant for the oil and gas industry in the South Texas’ Eagle Ford shale play.
The best-in-class site is located approximately 15 miles south of San Antonio just off of I-37. Arrow Material Services, a Sewickley (Pittsburgh) based materials handling company (“Arrow Materials”), has been selected as the operator of the facility, which provides Northern White and SSS’ Native Star silica sand from SSS’ operations in Wisconsin and Kosse, TX, respectively. A unique feature of the logistics advantages at Alamo Jct. is its access to both the Union Pacific (UP), BNSF and Canadian National railroads, while most other terminals in South Texas only have the ability to receive trains from the UP. The facility initially opens with track capacity for 135 railcars and two flat storage buildings with the ability to carry the four primary proppant types. The total dry storage capacity will be 36,000 tons, and it will have a five truck over scale load-out ability for efficiency in the last mile.
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