Front Page Logistics

Logistics is a key component in both the sale and use of frac sand. Oil and gas customers are very demanding in their requirements to have the right frac sand in the right amount show up at the well site at the right time. This requires precise logistical execution since ofthen times the frac sand is produced +1,000 miles away from the well site where it is used. In addition to that, the frac company is under strict deadlines and delays can cost in the $100k’s.

The supply chain is similar to other bulk commodities. Frac sand is transported by rail or barge over large distances and then transloaded to a storage mechanism or loaded directly into trucks for delivery to well sites.