Canadian Pacific - Smart Sand Partner to Supply Bakken Frack Sand

Canadian Pacific and Smart Sand are partnering to supply Northern White frac sand in the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, and Utica shale plays. The first course of action being a transload facility in Makoti, ND, that will be in service early in 2013.

Smart Sand's primary facility, which opened in late June 2012 and is located on the CP rail line in Oakdale, Wisconsin, will supply premium Northern White frac sand in a broad range of mesh sizes to the new transload facility. Based on Smart Sand's initial processing capacity of more than one million tons per year, plus the company's extensive proven reserves, the facility will be able to quickly fulfill long- and short-term orders while providing direct rail access for unit trains.