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Santrol Opens Eighth Proppant Terminal in Permian Basin

SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced today the opening of its eighth proppant terminal in the Permian Basin as part of the continuing strategy to enhance customers' proppant transportation efficiency. The new Carlsbad, New Mexico, rail terminal is serving the western part of the basin.

"Our terminals now circle the Permian Basin, one of the most important oil and gas resources in the U.S.," said Tom McCoy, director of Terminal Management for Fairmount Minerals. "With this strategic location of proppant throughout the basin, our customers can source product closer to the wellhead for improved logistics."

Santrol's seven other Permian Basin terminals are:

-Big Lake, Texas—rail terminal facility with access to Interstate 10 and Interstate 20, serving the southeastern part of the basin

-Kermit, Texas—rail terminal facility with access to State Highway 115, serving the south central part of the basin

-Monahans, Texas I and II—rail terminal facility with access to Interstate 20, serving the southwestern part of the basin

-Odessa, Texas—rail terminal facility with access to Interstate 20, serving the south central part of the basin

-Slaton, Texas—rail terminal facility with access to State Highway 84, serving the northern part of the basin

-Sweetwater, Texas—rail terminal facility with access to State Highway 70, serving the eastern part of the basin.

Santrol's proppant distribution network now includes more than 50 terminals throughout the U.S. in all of the major conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon basins.

About Santrol

Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, has a diversified proppant line for every conventional and unconventional reservoir application. World-class proppant technology—and one of the industry's largest terminal networks—delivers proven solutions that respond to customers' unique needs. Comprehensive R&D and a dedication to industry collaboration underscore a solid commitment to customer performance excellence. Vertical integration is supported by Fairmount Minerals, one of North America's largest producers of industrial sand with a global network of sand mining, mineral processing, manufacturing, and resin-coating plants. As part of Fairmount Minerals, Santrol has an uncompromising commitment to responsible business practices and sustainability. For more information, please visit Santrol.com.

CONTACT: Bruce Goldfaden Santrol 281.750.5966 bruce.goldfaden@fmsand.comSource: Fairmount Minerals