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Unimin begins unit train service to Marcellus territory


Unimin Energy Solutions announced today the first delivery of frac sand by unit train to its terminal in the Marcellus oil and gas region of Jerry Run, W.Va.

Unimin partners with CSX Transportation and Process Transload to operate a trainload and storage facility on Highway 50. The Jerry Run terminal has a 20,000-ton storage capacity and 25 trucks per hour loading rate to facilitate rapid response and improved logistics. CSX will shuttle unit trains to continuously replenish frac sand inventory, Unimin officials said in a press release.

"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."

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