U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Wildcat Minerals LLC which provides the company with potential sand storage and rail capacity at 16 of Wildcat’s sand storage facilities located near several major unconventional oil and gas shale basins.
With the addition of these new sites, the company now has storage capacity of 40 transloads located near all of the major shale basins in the United States.
“We’re very excited about the prospects to bolster our supply chain and logistics capabilities through our strategic relationship with Wildcat,” said U.S. Silica President and Chief Executive Officer Bryan Shinn. “This arrangement will enable us to enter new markets, expand our footprint in existing markets, including the Bakken and the Permian basins and better serve our customers by ensuring that they have greater access to ample supplies of our sand in basin and closer to the wellhead.”
Pete Melcher, chief operating officer of Wildcat, said, “Our company is very excited about the opportunity to work with one of the country’s premier hydraulic fracturing sand producers. We look forward to forging a mutually beneficial relationship with U.S. Silica as we work together to further enhance their logistics capabilities.”