Industry Briefs

Sugar Land, TX-based Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, now has five Eagle Ford Shale rail terminals to handle proppant used for hydraulic fracturing in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas. By expanding to five Eagle Ford terminals, Santrol can ship more than one million tons of proppant per year throughout the formation, the company said. The terminals are supplying Santrol’s northern white frack sand and resin-coated proppants. “We have more terminals with more available rail car capacity than any other frack sand supplier in the region,” said Tom Bonno, Santrol terminal field service manager. The five terminals are located in: Alice, where there are two, Gardendale, Gonzales and San Antonio. All of the terminals operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

August 27, 2012

Small Producer, Unconventional Resources Grants Available

The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) is seeking requests for proposals (RFP) for its Small Producer Program and its Unconventional Resources Program.

December 30, 2011

Ethics Group Seeks Probe of Times Shale Coverage

According to Boehm, the sources are Arthur Berman of Labyrinth Consulting Services in Sugar Land, TX, and Deborah Rodgers, a full-time goat farmer and owner of Deborah’s Fort Worth Farmstead Goat Cheese.

July 11, 2011

Burton Urges ‘Sugar’ Approach to Renegotiate Faulty Leases

The Bush administration, in order to avoid widespread litigation, needs to use “sugar” rather than a “hammer” to get producers to renegotiate their faulty 1998-1999 leases that are costing the federal government billions in lost royalties, the head of the Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) told a House Natural Resources’ subcommittee Tuesday.

February 28, 2007


Sugar Land, TX-based Noble Corp. announced Thursday that Chairman and CEO James C. Day will retire effective April 30, 2007, which is consistent with a long standing succession planning process within the company. Day will retire from the board and the company after 30 years of service, 24 of which he has served as CEO. The board of directors also announced that it is their intent to name Mark A. Jackson as CEO after Day’s retirement. Noble Corp. provides diversified services — including contract drilling — for the oil and gas industry internationally.

April 28, 2006

Amerex Brokerage Joins CCRO Standards Organization

Amerex Energy, based in Sugar Land, TX, announced Tuesday it had joined the Committee of Chief Risk Officers (CCRO), as the first brokerage firm to be invited to join the organization since its inception in late 2002.

April 22, 2004


William A. (Andy) Lang has joined Coast Energy Group (CEG), aSugar Land, TX division of CornerStone Propane Partners L.P., aspresident and COO. Lang most recently directed activities of MHPStorage as head of NiSource’s EnergyUSA-TPC affiliate. Prior tothat he was a managing director of Southern Co. Energy Marketingand senior vice president at Vastar Resources. Coast Energy, a fullservice energy solutions company, supplies, purchases, processesand markets over 48,000 b/d of natural gas liquids.

September 5, 2000

Midcoast Continues Texas Gathering System Expansion

Midcoast Energy Resources last week piled more assets onto its growing Texas-Louisiana pipeline empire with two separate deals worth a combined $4.55 million.

January 11, 1999