November 7, 2017 - 12:39 PM EST
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Preferred Sands Awarded Certificate of Inclusion into the Texas Conservation Plan


Company takes proactive steps to protect the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

Preferred Proppants, LLC (“Preferred Sands” or “Preferred” or the “Company”), one of North America’s leading manufacturers and providers of high-quality sand and innovative proppant technologies, today announced the Company was awarded a Certificate of Inclusion into the Texas Conservation Plan (“TCP”) for the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard (“DSL”).

The Certificate of Inclusion was issued by the Texas Comptroller for Public Accounts for Preferred’s West Texas sand mines, which are currently under construction. The proactive initiative comes on the heels of a comprehensive vetting process in which Preferred sought the expertise of numerous third party environmental experts – including a former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official – to better protect any environmentally sensitive areas.

“We’re pleased to be part of the TCP efforts. Preferred has a long history of being leaders in conservation in the areas where we operate. Whether it’s protecting nesting areas of the piping plover or the least tern at our Nebraska facility, or the various other species we have cared for in our many years as a brownfield developer, environmentally sustainable best practices are part of the fabric of our company culture,” said Michael O’Neill, founder and CEO.

As the first sand company to file air permits among the slate of current West Texas projects, Preferred specifically chose locations with the best sand quality that also had a minimal chance of DSL occurrence. The Company’s work to be included in the TCP is further evidence of Preferred going above and beyond what’s necessary to be best-in-class in the industry around sustainable development.

Established in 2012, the TCP’s goal is to protect DSL habitat while facilitating continued and uninterrupted economic activity in the Permian Basin. Preferred’s inclusion into the TCP further solidifies the Company’s commitment to conservation efforts within the areas in which it operates.

With strategic plant locations in Arizona, Nebraska and Texas in early 2018, Preferred effectively services oil and gas industry companies throughout North America and is continuously recognized for its environmental responsibility and achievements in health and safety.

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About Preferred Sands

Preferred Sands is one of North America’s leading manufacturers and providers of high-quality sand and innovative proppant technologies. With a focus on in-basin and regional sand, Preferred currently has fully operational plants strategically located in Arizona and Nebraska. Preferred’s innovative proppant technology solutions include Preferred Polymeric Proppants, the most advanced downhole coated proppant technology designed for maximum production efficiency; FloPRO PTT™, proppant transport technology designed for superior proppant distribution; and DustPRO™, the first dust prevention technology designed to reduce airborne particles during all sand transfer points. These pioneering products have earned Preferred world-wide recognition as a leader in innovative and sustainable technologies throughout the oil and gas, chemical, and technology industries.

The company’s various awards include a finalist for the World Petroleum Council’s Technological Development recognition in 2017; 2014 CPI Polyurethane Innovation Award for Improving Oil Productivity; 2014 R&D 100 Award for Improving Oil Productivity; 2013 Oil & Gas Awards for Environmental Initiative of the Year, Industry Supplier of the Year, and Excellence in Environmental Stewardship; and 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Energy, Cleantech, and Natural Resources.

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Source: Business Wire (November 7, 2017 - 12:39 PM EST)

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