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Tierra Transportation Expands Services To Better Service Eagle Ford Shale

SAN ANTONIO, TX – One of the largest domestic discoveries of oil in the past 40 years, the Eagle Ford Shale continues to gain momentum as a significant hydrocarbon producing formation. Servicing what may be one of the largest economic developments in the history of the state of Texas, The Tierra Companies (www.tierracos.com), a leader in midstream energy services in Central Texas, is a trusted partner to producers, refiners and commercial end-users within the Eagle Ford Shale. Tierra Transportation, a division of The Tierra Companies that provides crude oil trucking and logistics, is expanding its equipment maintenance group and its driver workforce to better service customers doing business in the Eagle Ford Shale.

Focusing on crude oil transportation services to producers who have historically been underserved by larger transporters, Tierra Transportation has delivered energy and value for its customers since 2002. With its fleet of trucks and trailers specially outfitted with quality control technology, safety equipment and pumps designed for lease crude hauling, Tierra Transportation’s dedicated team of 80 employees hauls between 12,000 to 15,000 barrels per day of Eagle Ford Shale production. Tierra Transportation also hauls refined products for area refiners.

A specific strength for Tierra Transportation is the company’s ability to leverage the resources of its sister company, Tierra Marketing, to deliver distressed and specialty barrels. This service is particularly valuable for producers and end-users in the Eagle Ford Shale who are looking to increase their volumes but do not have resources in place to identify or transport the barrels.

Tierra Transportation has built a blue-chip customer base of steady, repeat customers, including Anadarko, Shell Trading, Enterprise Products Partners, Flint Hills, OGO Marketing, Goodrich Petroleum and NuStar.

In its effort to provide outstanding service to its customers, Tierra Transportation has recently expanded both its equipment maintenance group as well as its workforce of highly trained drivers. “We’re pleased to be a part of this community by providing steady, well-paying jobs to our employees,” said Glen Gonzalez, CEO of The Tierra Companies. “The fact that we’ve recently grown our workforce by more than thirty percent is a testament to the unique opportunity as well as the hard work of the Tierra team.”

Since maintaining a top-notch fleet for transporting crude and other products in the Eagle Ford Shale helps ensure a good safety record, Tierra prides itself in the affects of its Tierra Crude University, the company’s own training and safety program, which enables Tierra to customize its training based on the real-time needs and expectations of its customers. Tierra Crude University, created and run by Tierra Transportation’s team of industry and safety experts, is an on-site, hands-on training complex, where loading and unloading scenarios for nearly any situation are presented to drivers as a training exercise. The training complex for Tierra Crude University is complete with tankage, loading headers and customized trucks, especially made for Tierra Transportation.

In all, The Tierra Companies puts its expertise and assets to work for customers. Providing a safe and complete array of services for companies working in the Eagle Ford Shale, Tierra has the commitment and strength to serve as a leading transportation and logistics company in Central Texas through its three business units – Tierra Transportation, Tierra Marketing and Tierra Pipeline.