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Superior Silica Sands LLC
has signed an agreement with third-party logistics provider Torq Energy
to open a frac sand terminal in Buick, British Columbia.The new terminal will give Superior Sands' parent Emerge Energy Services LP four terminals in western Canada and 12 total active terminals in North America, according to an Emerge Energy press release.Torq operates seven rail terminals in western Canada and will construct and operate the new facility in Buick. Situated on 10 acres, the terminal will be located on a CN
line, which will provide one-line haul from Emerge Energy's facility in Barron, Wisconsin."CN has been a crucial partner for over six years, and we are excited about enhancing this relationship as we expand our presence in western Canada," said Emerge Energy Chief Executive Officer Rick Shearer.Construction of the terminal is expected to be completed by mid-August. Initially, the site will accept manifest shipments with rail-to-truck storage capacity for 45 rail cars. The terminal also has the capability to expand to handle unit train shipments.