Unimin Makes History By Shipping Longest Frac Sand Unit Train On Record

Jul 06, 2015, 10:23 ET from Unimin Energy Solutions

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unimin Energy Solutions announced today the delivery of the energy industry's longest frac sand unit train.  Unimin, together with Union Pacific Railroad and Twin Eagle Sand Logistics, LLC, delivered a 140 car unit train to the Mission Rail Terminal in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale at Elmendorf, Texas.  The unit train, powered by four diesel engines and measuring 6,200 feet, is the largest single frac sand rail delivery on record.

"Our objective is to help our customers drive cost out of the supply chain," said Rob Ricker, Unimin Energy Solutions General Sales Manager for the Southern Region.  "The scale, service and efficiency achieved with this unit train is just another way Unimin adds value as we deliver high quality UNIFRAC proppants to the Eagle Ford."

In addition to its unit train capabilities, Unimin operates a network of 36 frac sand terminals in North America.  The company has strategically located four storage and rail transfer terminals in the Eagle Ford to efficiently serve the play and minimize last mile trucking to both the eastern and western fields.  Unimin Energy Solutions terminals in the Eagle Ford include:

Mission Rail Terminal - Wilson County, Elmendorf, TX – Off US 181
Whitsett Terminal - Live Oak County, Whitsett, TX – Off FM 99
Shilah Terminal - Live Oak County, Three Rivers, TX – Off I-37
Bryan Terminal - Brazos County, Bryan, TX – Off US 190 

About Unimin Energy Solutions

Unimin Energy Solutions is the world's leading producer of Northern White sand proppants under the UNIFRAC trade name and a vertically integrated producer of PROPSTAR resin coated proppants, SILVERBOND ground and micronized cementing additives and drilling fluid agents. Executive offices are located in The Woodlands, Texas with a network of technology, analytical and sales service resources strategically situated in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North & South America. For more information about Unimin, its energy industry capabilities and sustainability programs please visit:

www.uniminenergysolutions.com, www.uniminsustainability.com and www.unimin.com.

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