There is fracking sand hauling anywhere there are oil and natural gas wells being developed. The process of fracking a well to recover greater amounts of the trapped energy reserves has been proven to be successful for over 60 years.
The hauling of the fracking sand has to be accomplished in the most cost effective manner possible so as not to drive up the already soaring cost of energy exploration. For this reason, there is an established mechanism from transporting the fracking sand from the sand pits to their final destination or the energy wells.
There are two different scenarios for this process. In most cases, the fracking sand is loaded onto rail cars at the site of the sand deposit. This is for the larger, more established frac sand suppliers. The other is when the frac sand is first loaded onto a tractor trailer and hauled to a transloading station that is located nearby.
When the trainload of frac sand approaches the region of the country where the wells are located, a transfer must be preformed. For the wells that need frac sand that are being developed in the Marcellus region in the eastern part of America, there are two reliable stations for this type of transfer to occur. One is in Owego, New York and the other in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania.
Both of these stations are preferred by many well owners because of their incredible safety record and their 24/7 service. At these stations, they have the capabilities to unload a railcar full of frac sand in less than an hour. With each rail car holding 5 tractor trailer loads, you can figure the time needed for your order. The trucks then make the last leg of the journey in a timely manner to fill the needs of the well operators.
This is the typical process for fracking sand hauling from start to finish.