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Texas company opens Ohio sand terminal in Columbiana County

By Bob Downing Published: January 23, 2013

From the PRNewswire today:

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 23, 2013: Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced today the opening of the Columbiana proppant terminal for Marcellus and Utica shale operators. This strategically located infrastructure in northeast Ohio, south of Youngstown, enables operators to work even more efficiently by reducing proppant transportation cost from the terminal to the wellhead.

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"Santrol continues to reinforce our commitment to customer excellence with the Columbiana opening," said Tom McCoy, director of Terminal Management for Fairmount Minerals. "Because the terminal is in the heart of the Utica and on the western portion of the Marcellus, our proppant is available immediately with a lower transportation cost."

Open 365 days per year, the terminal has a 500,000-ton annual capacity with direct access to Ohio State Route 11. The terminal's favorable location for operators' hydraulic fracturing work in the Marcellus and Utica formations is also on the main line of a class-one railroad. This is Santrol's 39th US terminal.

"We feel that we offer the broadest terminal network in the industry to our customers across the United States," said McCoy. "Our proppant is available at the right place at the right time."

About Santrol
Santrol, part of the Fairmount Minerals family, is a vertically integrated company with leading, environmentally responsible proppants for most applications. Strategically located infrastructure is supported by the most terminals and one of the largest private railcar fleets. Innovative, R&D-focused solutions ensure dependable, readily available products and services. For more information, please visit: www.santrol.com.

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