March 14, 2018
In February 2018, Preferred Sands announced the opening of its Atascosa sand mine and facility, which will provide frac sand for the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas, Business Wire reports.
“This opening represents a significant event within our continued, multi-year localization strategy,” says Michael O’Neill, founder and CEO of Preferred Sands, according to the news agency. “The Atascosa facility, coupled with our second local plant opening in the near term in Monahans, Texas, will ultimately add over 6 million tons of capacity available to our customers in both the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale. We’re excited to continue our record as an innovative first mover and remain committed to being the lowest CLAW (cost-landed-at-well) and highest production-enhancing partner to our customer base in all the areas in which we operate.”
The Atascosa facility includes a wet and dry plant and storage silos, as well as automated, multi-lane, drive-in, drive-out trucking capabilities. It will produce approximately 3 million tons of high quality 40/70 and 100 mesh sand per year. The mine’s strategic localization will drive down costs for customers.