Alpine Silica to build new frack sand plants in Texas, Oklahoma

By Patrick C. Miller | June 11, 2018

Alpine Silica, headquartered in Kermit, Texas, will begin construction on two new 3-million-ton-per-year frack sand plants in Texas and Oklahoma this year.

Expanding on its 3-million-ton-per-year operation in Kermit serving the Permian Basin, the company will build plants at Fay, Oklahoma, and Van Horn, Texas. Alpine Silica said it has secured 51 million tons of frack sand reserves in Oklahoma. Construction on the plants is expected to begin this year and be completed later this year or early next year.

“We are excited to announce the expansion of our business and development of two new plants in this region of the U.S.,” said Ronald Jordan, Alpine Silica general manager. “This is an exciting time for our industry, and we are at the forefront of lowering costs and increasing production to benefit our partners at major oil and gas companies.”

Jordan said the company’s Kermit plant is achieving significant production improvements every month. “We are very pleased with the progress we’ve made at our plant in Kermit,” he said. “This project has been widely successful because of our unmatched products and customer service. We are confident that our expertise with this project will help lead to success for our new plants as well.”

According to Alpine Silica, its frack sand is used to enhance recovery rates of oil and natural gas from hydraulic fracturing wells in the major U.S. shale basins.