From the Business Journal

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — Two tanker trucks arrive at the Buckeye Transfer Realty property for their haul: some 23 tons each of white frac sand, or proppants, used for hydraulic fracturing. After just 15 minutes, the first truck is already en route to deliver its load to a nearby well in the Utica Shale.

This is the latest venture for Buckeye Transfer, managing the transloading operations for Santrol, a Sugar Land, Texas-based producer of proppant materials for the oil and gas industries. Santrol’s parent company, Fairmount Minerals, is based in Chardon, Ohio.

Santrol ships the proppants via train to Buckeye, where it’s unloaded from the rail cars, loaded into tanker trucks and hauled to Santrol’s customers in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays, said Buckeye Transfer’s chief operating officer, Lisa Wallace. Each rail car holds about 100 tons of proppants. For now, the material is transloaded at one spot on the property as need demands. But as that need increases, Wallace said shipments will become more regular with Buckeye transloading at least 15,000 tons of proppants monthly.

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