Permian in-basin sand supplier adds crude takeaway to TX site

By Luke Geiver | September 10, 2018

Proppant provider Vista is adding crude gathering and takeaway operations to its list of services. The company has formed a definitive agreement with Jupiter MLP LLC to gather crude from truck before shipping it on rail from its Pecos, Texas, transloading facility. Vista Proppants and Logistics started operating the Pecos facility in August and plans to ship crude on the Union Pacific Railroad through 2019 and potentially into 2020, depending on pipeline construction timelines and capacity available, according to the company.

Vista believes it will ship 400,000 barrels per month from Pecos to St. James, Louisiana. That number could expand depending on the number of trains available each month.

“The strategic location and capabilities of our Pecos facility make it a natural fit for crude-by-rail operations,” said Gary Humphreys, CEO for Vista, “and we look forward to assisting our customers with their transport needs as takeaway infrastructure for the Permian is further built out over the next couple of years.”

Vista provides a logistics networks of in-basin sand transload facilities in the Permian, Eagle Ford and SCOOP/STACK. The company has roughly 100 vehicles used for hauling sand and providing mine-to-wellhead frack sand supply.

Jupiter CEO Tom Ramsey said the company is happy about its partnership with Vista and that it will only help as Jupiter is currently constructing its Jupiter pipeline and VLCC loading terminal in Brownsville, Texas.