Frack sand logistics provider adds rail, storage for Permian

By Luke Geiver | May 30, 2017

Twin Eagle Sand Logistics LLC is doing its part to bring more sand into the Permian Basin of Texas. The Houston-based midstream and wholesale energy services provider that formed in 2010 and now has more than 400 employees, has announced plans to expand a transload facility with more sand loading and storage sites.

Twin Eagle is now expanding on one of the largest rail parks in the country. The Big Springs, Texas, facility is getting 30,000 tons of rail accessible vertical silo storage. Build-out of the added storage silos will begin next month and will be complete next year, the company said.

The sand expansions represent the third phase of site additions for Twin Eagle’s Big Spring’s location. In February, last year, the company added 33,000 feet of rail track for rail-to-truck frack sand transloading services. And, since then, the company has also more rail, 15,000 tons of flat sand storage space and a 50 percent expansion of its transload road.

“The Permian Basin is the strongest frack sand demand center in the country employing almost 50 percent of the active rigs in the U.S.,” said Griff Jones, CEO of Twin Eagle. “The first quarter of 2017 has been an exciting time of growth for the Permian Rail Park and our terminal network. We envision the park growing to eventually include a thousand or more rail cars spots with greater than 100,000 tons of storage.”

In addition to the Big Springs site, Twin Eagle also manages two other frack sand terminals in the Permian Basin for third party customers.