Fort Worth, Texas - September 4, 2018 - Emerge Energy Services LP today announced that its subsidiary Superior Silica Sands LLC has received its New Source Review ("NSR") permit for the San Antonio in-basin frac sand operation. The NSR permit increases the amount of allowed air emissions for processing frac sand, providing a clear path for the San Antonio plant to reach its targeted annual capacity of 4 million tons per year, which we expect to occur by the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Additionally, the new San Antonio dry plant began producing and shipping sand from the second processing line last week. The plant is now quickly ramping up production on this second dryer line, while construction to upgrade the plant to the ultimate 4 million tons per year capacity has also been initiated. This final portion of the construction project should be completed by the end of September, and the total projected construction budget for the entire San Antonio plant remains under $65 million.
"Obtaining the NSR permit marks a critical step to finishing the year strong," noted Rick Shearer, Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Emerge Energy. "Demand for our in-basin product remains robust, and we expect to sell out the plant's entire 4 million tons of annual capacity beginning in the fourth quarter once we finish the minor equipment upgrades. We are proud to be one of the first movers for in-basin sand in the Eagle Ford basin, and we are very excited about expanding our capabilities to serve our customers in this growing shale play."
About Emerge Energy Services LP
Emerge Energy Services LP (NYSE: EMES) is a growth-oriented limited partnership engaged in the business of mining, producing, and distributing silica sand, a key input for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells, through its subsidiary Superior Silica Sands LLC.
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