Shale Market Solutions

Union Pacific provides a wide range of solutions to serve the growing shale market, whether you are shipping frac sand, drilling pipe for the extraction process or transporting crude oil and condensate to the refinery.

Solutions for Inbound Materials Required in the Drilling Process


  • Sand 2 Shale - Expedited transit for sand shipments moving to drilling locations


  • Pipeline Express - Competitive shipping solutions for line pipe shipments to off-loading sites
  • Drill Pipe - Providing access to key shale and pipe industry locations

Miscellaneous Drilling-Related Products

Solutions for Outbound Crude Oil Shipments

Crude Oil, Condensate and NGLs

  • Crude by Rail - Flexible, economical solutions for transporting crude oil, condensate and NGLs