BNSF & U.S. Silica Plan Frack Sand Storage in San Antonio

Frack Sand
Frack Sand

BNSF and U.S. Silica have plans to build a silica sand storage facility in San Antonio for the Eagle Ford Shale. The facility will have capacity to store 15,000 tons of frack sand and should be operational by early 2013.

U.S. Silica expects to make 3-4 shipments per month of 10,000 tons of frack sand from Illinois to Texas. The company will ship three grades of dry sand, as well as resin coated proppants from a new facility in Rochelle, IL.

BNSF will run a 100 car train between Ottawa Illinois and San Antonio.