Canadian Pacific Railway will haul an additional 2 million tons of frac sand annually through a recently signed multiyear agreement with Unimin, a major producer of industrial minerals.
The railroad will begin hauling carloads to North Dakota, Texas, Colorado and other energy markets from Unimin’s facility in Tunnel City, Wis., starting in 2013. CP will be the exclusive rail service provider to the yet-to-be-opened facility.
“This agreement showcases the strength of CP's network through Wisconsin with service to key energy regions throughout North America. CP has proven performance in our ability to move energy-related products and materials, such as frac sand, to important oil and gas producing formations," said Jane O’Hagan, CP’s chief marketing office and executive vice president of marketing and sales.