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Chesapeake Energy to source fracking sand from Emerge Energy Services unit

Emerge Energy Services LP's subsidiary Superior Silica Sands LLC agreed to provide sand used in hydraulic fracturing to oil and gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp., which seeks to expand its footprint in the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas.

Under the agreement, Fort Worth, Texas-based Superior Silica Sands will supply fracking sand from its in-basin mine in San Antonio, according to a Jan. 7 news release.

"Chesapeake is committed long-term to growing its position in the Eagle Ford basin, and as a leading producer of frac sand in South Texas, we are the perfect fit to supply Chesapeake with a large portion of its frac sand needs," said Richard Shearer, CEO, president and director of Emerge Energy Services GP LLC. He added that Emerge Energy Services' new wet plant in the San Antonio mine started production in December 2018.

Emerge Energy Services is a Southlake, Texas-based limited partnership that mines, produces and distributes silica sand through unit Superior Silica Sands. Chesapeake is a Oklahoma City-based onshore exploration and production company with a focus on unconventional oil and natural gas assets.