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Santol opens eighth proppant terminal.

Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced the opening of its eighth proppant terminal in the Eagle Ford formation as part of the continuing strategy to enhance customers' transportation efficiency with product closer to the wellhead.

The new rail terminal, located south of Interstate 10 in Harwood, Texas, and Santrol's second in Gonzales County, is serving the north central part of the shale play.

"We are committed to identifying the locations that will allow customers to pick up and transport proppant as simply and efficiently as possible," said Tom McCoy, director of Terminal Management for Fairmount Minerals. "This competitive differentiator, combined with better proppant technology, allows us to maintain our industry leadership position."

Santrol's seven other Eagle Ford formation terminals are:

* Alice, Texas I and II--two rail terminals with access to U.S. 281 and State Route 44, in addition to Interstate 27, serving the southern part of the formation.

* Gardendale, Texas--rail terminal facility with access to Interstate 35, serving the western part of the formation.

* Gonzales, Texas I--rail terminal facility with access to U.S. 90, U.S. 183, and State Route 97, serving the eastern part of the formation.

* Pleasanton, Texas--rail terminal facility with access to U.S. 281, serving the central part of the formation.

* Southton, Texas--rail terminal facility with access to Interstate 37, serving the north and central parts of the formation.

* Victoria, Texas--barge terminal facility with access to US 59 and State Route 185, serving the southeast part of the formation.

Santrol's proppant distribution network now includes more than 50 terminals throughout the United States in all of the major conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon basins.

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Title Annotation:FRAC SAND INSIDER
Publication:Rock Products
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2014
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