Why Vista Sand’s Owner and Team Believe Texas Premium White™ Is the Best in Texas
As the demand for high-quality frac sand increases exponentially, oil and gas companies with facilities in the South that are focused on well economics are looking for other options. The high-quality sand mined in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin is prohibitively expensive to transport. Luckily, Vista Sand offers an affordable alternative to these companies where quality isn’t sacrificed.
Vista Sand is headquartered in Granbury, TX and offers Texas Premium White™ frac sand to oil and gas companies across the South and West. Its customers include companies in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Wyoming, and Colorado. Texas Premium White™ is excavated, washed, and dried per the highest industry standards and best practices, and Vista Sand has enjoyed a long history of excellence in the silica sand industry.
What makes Texas Premium White™ frac sand stand out among the rest in Texas? First, and foremost, Texas Premium White™ possesses the highest crush strength in Texas. Its 100 Mesh possesses 9,000 psi crush strength, and its 40/70 possesses 7,000 psi crush strength. As of 2016, Vista Sand held 10% of the U.S. frac sand market and 25% of the U.S. 100 Mesh market.
In addition to quality, Vista Sand and its sister companies (Maalt, LP and Maalt Specialized Bulk) make employee safety their utmost concern. Maalt, LP focuses on rail transloading services and Maalt Specialized Bulk offers trucking services. In all, the companies own and operate 13 transload terminals and 108 semi trucks and trailers, while providing optimized mine-to-well logistics monitoring.
Vista Sand’s owner and senior leadership team ensure proper training of all employees on safety and take steps to mitigate any risks. Vista Sand was awarded the Sentinels of Safety in 2014, and it exceeds the environmental standards stipulated by TCEQ and the EPA. This blog will focus on issues related toquality and safety in the frac sand industry.