Unimin Energy Solutions announced the first delivery of frac sands by unit train to its Jerry Run, W.Va., terminal. Unimin, with partners CSX Railroad and Process Transload, operate a high-efficiency transload and storage facility on Highway 50 in the liquids-rich region of the southern Marcellus in West Virgina and southwestern Pennsylvania.
The Jerry Run terminal has a 20,000-ton storage capacity and 25 trucks/hour loading rate to facilitate rapid response and improved logistics. The CSX Railroad will shuttle unit trains to continuously replenish frac sand inventory.
"This high capacity-quick response system reflects Unimin's next generation terminal design and service model," said Joe Migyanko, general sales manager for Unimin's Northern Region. "In addition to having proppant supply closer to the wellhead, the efficiency and scale will allow us to pass savings onto our customers."
The Jerry Run terminal is the most recent addition to Unimin's 10 terminal network operating in the Marcellus and Utica plays:
- Clarksburg, W.Va., and Benwood, Pa.: rail terminals serving the liquids rich southwest Marcellus.
- Navarre, Ohio: off Interstate 77 and Highway 62 serving the Utica shale.
- Monaca and Crafton, Pa.: covering western Pennsylvania and the wet gas sections the Marcellus.
- Punxsutawney, Williamsport and Taylor, Pa.: serving central Pennsylvania.
- Binghamton and Horseheads, N.Y.: covering the dry gas sections of the Marcellus shale.