The RIO System
The RIO System is designed to transport crude oil and condensate production from the Delaware Basin to multiple downstream markets across the U.S. via outbound rail and pipeline. The rail facility provides services for outbound crude oil and condensate and inbound frac sand. Known as the RIO Hub, the 300-acre rail terminal is located near Loving, New Mexico, in the center of the basin’s drilling and production activity.
Crude Oil. The RIO Hub serves the Delaware Basin by providing storage, blending and rail loading facilities for outbound crude oil and condensate. Fee-for-service customers include crude oil marketers, refiners and producers. Truck-to-rail transload operations are available with an initial capacity of 10,000 barrels per day. As customer demand increases, Rangeland will build high-speed unit train loading facilities at the RIO Hub which will bring capacity to more than 100,000 barrels per day. Ample tankage facilities will be available for storage and staging prior to outbound movement by rail or pipeline. Eventually the terminal will have a double rail loop and the capacity to accommodate two unit trains. The RIO Hub is served by the BNSF Railway.
Frac Sand. Rangeland’s RIO Hub provides frac sand suppliers with unit train unloading, 26,000 tons of silo storage capacity, and truck loading facilities for moving product into the Delaware Basin. As demand increases, Rangeland will expand the frac sand infrastructure at the RIO Hub to accommodate more than 1 million tons of frac sand per year.
RIO Pipeline. Rangeland's RIO Pipeline connects crude oil and condensate production in the Delaware Basin to the market center in Midland, Texas and major takeaway pipelines to the Gulf Coast, Cushing and other market centers. The RIO Pipeline originates at the RIO State Line Terminal in Loving County, Texas - a gathering hub at the Texas-New Mexico border where Rangeland will provide tankage and truck unloading facilities. 109.7 miles of 12-inch pipeline connects the RIO State Line Terminal to Rangeland's Geneva and Zurich terminals which provide connections to various terminals and interstate pipelines to Cushing and Gulf Coast markets, including the Plains Midland South terminal. The RIO Pipeline has the capacity to transport 125,000 barrels per day.
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