ampTrilliumCNG announce new CNG station in Sweetwater, TX.

Posted: 09/17/2014
Author: sweetwater

CHICAGO, Sept.16, 2014 – amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, today announced that construction has begun on the first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the city of Sweetwater, Texas. Located at 9409 S I-20 Frontage Rd., the amp Trillium station will service Class-8 trucks as well as any CNG vehicle. It will be the fourth of seven public fueling stations to be built as part of a previously announced agreement with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers to convert a portion of their diesel fleets to CNG-powered trucks. The station is set to open in late October.

USA Rail Terminal announces Eskota Road Rail Terminal

Posted: 03/19/2014
Author: Ken Becker

Sweetwater, Texas; Eskota Road Rail Terminal planned to open near Sweetwater, Texas
USA Rail Terminals announces the planned opening of “Eskota Road Rail Terminal” located to serve the Cline Shale, Wolfcamp and the Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin. It is the only rail terminal location in West Texas that has the unique capability of accessing two Class 1 railroads, the BNSF and the UP! Located 5 miles east of Sweetwater, Texas and north of Interstate 20 on Eskota Road, this location is one of a kind for West Texas.

The Texas Economy talks with Ken Becker - Cline Shale

Posted: 03/05/2014
Author: Kirstin Smith

TE recently spoke with Ken Becker, executive director of Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, about the Cline Shale oil play and its potential as energy companies utilize new extraction techniques. Some estimates suggest the Cline may hold as much as 30 billion barrels. The Odessa American noted that this would make it "roughly the equivalent of all the oil sucked from the Permian Basin since the first well was completed in 1921."

NTE to Develop Pecan Creek Energy Center Near Sweetwater

Posted: 02/28/2014
Author: Danielle Milman

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – NTE Energy announced today that it plans to develop, own and operate one of the most reliable and clean sources of capacity and energy in ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. The Pecan Creek Energy Center, located near Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas, will generate enough power to supply approximately 200,000 homes and will represent an investment of over $200 million.

BNSF Railway - Sweetwater Logistics Center

Posted: 01/02/2014
Author: Kirstin Smith

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, October 22, 2013 – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) today announced the development of a new BNSF Logistics Center as well as improvements to an existing rail yard and mainline infrastructure at a groundbreaking ceremony in Sweetwater, Tex. The BNSF Logistics Center at Sweetwater is expected to be ready for business before the end of the summer of 2014.

Posted: 02/08/2013
Author: Ken Becker
 

In the recent Cline Shale Oil play in this region, we will see the ramp up of activity, hiring employees, housing & employee shortages and many more opportunities to address. We hope to be proactive but also realize that some things will just happen and we will need to react. It will be interesting to see...

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Posted: 06/27/2012
Author: Ken Becker
 

Sweetwater/Nolan County is very diverse in our economic base. We continue to look at ways to build on that diversity through business expansions, relocations, and recruitment. We work hard to create opportunities for local companies to grow and prosper. We build long lasting relationships and lend a helping hand to our neighbors. Here is a little bit of “GOOD News” that might lift your spirits....

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  • CHICAGO, Sept.16, 2014 – amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, today announced that construction has begun on the first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the city of Sweetwater, Texas. Located at 9409 S I-20 Frontage Rd., the amp Trillium station will service Class-8 trucks as well as any CNG vehicle. It will be the fourth of seven public fueling stations to be built as part of a previously announced agreement with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers to convert a portion of their diesel fleets to CNG-powered trucks. The station is set to open in late October.

  • Sweetwater, Texas; Eskota Road Rail Terminal planned to open near Sweetwater, Texas
    USA Rail Terminals announces the planned opening of “Eskota Road Rail Terminal” located to serve the Cline Shale, Wolfcamp and the Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin. It is the only rail terminal location in West Texas that has the unique capability of accessing two Class 1 railroads, the BNSF and the UP! Located 5 miles east of Sweetwater, Texas and north of Interstate 20 on Eskota Road, this location is one of a kind for West Texas.

  • TE recently spoke with Ken Becker, executive director of Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, about the Cline Shale oil play and its potential as energy companies utilize new extraction techniques. Some estimates suggest the Cline may hold as much as 30 billion barrels. The Odessa American noted that this would make it "roughly the equivalent of all the oil sucked from the Permian Basin since the first well was completed in 1921."