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Unimin opens CSX-served terminal in West Virginia


Unimin Energy Solutions last week marked the opening of its second terminal capable of receiving unit trains in Benwood, W.Va.

The event, held Oct. 27, was attended by city and county officials, as well as service companies operating in the Marcellus and Utica shales.

Unimin holds an open house at its new terminal in Benwood, W.Va.
Photos: Unimin Energy Solutions
Unimin, along with CSX Transportation and Transload Solutions, now operates an ultra-high efficiency transload and storage facility on Route 2 in the southern region of the southern Marcellus in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, Unimin officials said in a press release.

The Benwood terminal contains nearly 20,000 tons of silo storage capacity and can load up to 55 trucks per hour. CSX will shuttle trains to replenish frac sand inventory.

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