Vista Proppants and Logistics announced the commencement of operations of a transload terminal facility to facilitate enhanced delivery of frac sand into the Midland and Delaware Basins of the Permian Basin.
The terminal, which is located near Vista’s West Texas mine in Monahans, Texas, will allow for the efficient shipment of frac sand via railcars from the Company’s West Texas mine.
Gary Humphreys, Vista’s chief executive officer, commented, “There has been tremendous growth in the amount of frac sand produced in West Texas. The related increase in truck traffic has resulted in significant congestion on the local and regional road system, which will be further pressured as additional announced production comes online.
“Increased road congestion is leading to inefficiency in truck turn times, which results in higher costs for all parties, the need for more trucks and more qualified drivers,” Humphreys said. “Through the development of a transload terminal facility located very close to our West Texas mine, we will be able to deliver our products via railcar in multiple directions into key markets in the Permian. The result will be cost savings through higher utilization of our truck fleet by lowering the distance to wellhead and – most importantly – superior reliability and surety of supply for our customers which ultimately lowers their cost.”