Santrol Adds Proppant Rail Terminals to Eagle Ford Shale

Five terminals lower proppant transportation cost for unconventional oil and gas operators

Aug 23, 2012, 08:00 ET from Santrol

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced today it now has five Eagle Ford shale terminals to lower operators' proppant transportation cost. With all of these strategically located terminals, a greater proppant supply is closer to the formation's wellsites so operators can work even more efficiently.



"We have more terminals with more available railcar capacity than any other frac sand supplier in the region," said Tom Bonno, Santrol's terminal field service manager. "Our proppant is available at the right place at the right time."

By expanding to five Eagle Ford terminals, Santrol can easily ship more than one million tons of proppant per year throughout the formation. The terminals are supplying Santrol's Northern White frac sand and high-performance, resin-coated proppants for hydraulic fracturing.

The five rail terminals are located in:

Alice, Texas—two rail terminals, capable of handling bulk material and 4,000-lb bulk bags, serving the Eagle Ford formation's southern end with access to US 281 and State Highway 44, in addition to Interstate 37

Gardendale, Texas—rail terminal facility serving the formation's western end with access to Interstate 35

Gonzales, Texas—rail terminal facility serving the formation's eastern end with access to US 90, US 183, and State Highway 97

San Antonio, Texas—terminal facility serving the formation's northern end with access to Interstate 37 and Interstate 35.

All 5 terminals operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with logistical support available around the clock. Laboratory and analytical support is available at each location.

About Santrol

Santrol, part of the Fairmount Minerals family, is a vertically integrated company with leading, environmentally responsible proppants for most applications. Strategically located infrastructure is supported by the most terminals and one of the largest private railcar fleets. Innovative, R&D-focused solutions ensure dependable, readily available products and services at the right place at the right time. For more information, please visit:

Dee Elliott
Fairmount Minerals

SOURCE Santrol