Emerge Energy Services to open new frac sand terminal in British Columbia
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Superior Silica Sands LLC, a subsidiary of Emerge Energy Services LP, has announced that it has signed an agreement with a third-party logistics provider, Torq Energy Logistics Ltd., to open a new frac sand terminal in Buick, British Columbia. Including this new terminal, Emerge Energy will have four strategically-located Western Canadian terminals and 12 total active terminals across North America.
Emerge Energy has contracted with a third-party terminal operator to provide flexibility and minimize capital costs, and the facility is being built for Emerge Energy's exclusive use. Torq is a leading energy logistics company that operates seven rail terminals in Western Canada and will construct and operate the facility while offering 24/7 service to meet the needs of Emerge Energy's customers. Situated on 10 acres of property, the terminal is located on the Canadian National Railway, which provides a strategic, one-line haul from Emerge Energy's Barron, Wisconsin facility. Construction of the terminal is expected to be completed by the middle of August, and the site will initially accept manifest shipments with rail-to-truck storage capacity for 45 railcars. The terminal also has the capability to expand to handle unit train shipments.