Twin Eagle Sand Logistics, LLC ("Twin Eagle"), a subsidiary of Twin Eagle Resource Management, LLC, is pleased to announce that it has landed the largest frac sand unit train ever handled by the Union Pacific Railway at its multi-customer Mission Rail Terminal in Elmendorf, Texas.
"The sand intensity of today's wells continues to rise materially with some requiring upwards of 80 rail cars of sand or more," said Griff Jones, Twin Eagle's Chief Executive Officer. "We believe that world-class terminal infrastructure like what we have developed at Mission Rail is necessary to help our customers manage their logistics efficiently and reduce supply chain costs into the basin."
Mission Rail, which was constructed to serve the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale, is a 1,000 acre terminal designed to handle with efficiency the largest unit trains in the frac sand industry. In addition, Twin Eagle recently completed a 60 million pound frac sand silo system, which is also one of the largest in the country. The silo system is scaled to house up to 300 railcars worth of frac sand and can load a truck in less than two minutes.
Twin Eagle is one of the largest third-party frac sand terminal developers and operators in the country. Twin Eagle sand terminals are strategically located in the most prolific oil and gas basins. Locations, in addition to Mission Rail include: the Laredo Terminal located in the South Eagle Ford, the Evans Terminal located near Evans, Colorado to serve the DJ Basin, and the Powder River Basin Terminal in Douglas, Wyoming. A terminal near Big Springs, Texas is also under development. Twin Eagle's current terminals, combined, control over 900 rail car spaces with nearly 50,000 tons of storage capacity.