Rangeland Energy has brought the 110-mile, 12-inch RIO Pipeline into commercial service transportation of crude oil and condensate to market from the Delaware Basin.
The 125,000 bpd pipeline originates at the RIO State Line Terminal in Loving County, TX, a gathering hub at the Texas-New Mexico border in the heart of the Delaware Basin with tankage and truck unloading facilities. The RIO will connect to Rangeland’s Geneva and Zurich terminals in Midland, which will connect through Plains Pipeline’s Midland terminals to other area terminals and interstate pipelines that access Cushing, East Texas and Gulf Coast markets.
“The Delaware Basin is the most active and prolific basin in the U.S., and we don’t expect that to change in the foreseeable future,” said Rangeland President and CEO Chris Keene.
Construction of the RIO Pipeline began in January, and State Line and Geneva terminals were completed in July 2016. The Zurich Terminal is scheldued to come online in the spring of 2017. As demand increases, Rangeland expects to construct a 10-inch, bi-directional pipeline to connect the State Line Terminal to the RIO Hub near Loving, NM.