Rangeland holding Delaware-basin crude pipeline open season

Rangeland Energy is holding a binding open season for its Rio Pipeline, a 109-mile, 12-in. OD common carrier pipeline to transport crude oil and condensate produced in the Delaware basin to terminals in Midland, Tex., and takeaway pipelines to Cushing, Okla., the Gulf Coast, and other markets. The pipeline, already under construction, will have a capacity of more than 125,000 b/d and is expected to become operational in July.

Rio will start at Rangeland’s State Line terminal in Loving County, Tex., where the company has built truck unloading and crude storage. Rangeland has also built unloading and tanks at the destination terminal in Midland, where additional space is available to build customer-leased crude storage.

Rangeland has executed a long-term connection agreement with Plains Pipeline LP for delivery to the Plains Midland South terminal, giving shippers access to multiple terminals at Midland as well as outbound pipelines.

The open season closes May 20.

Rangeland started development last month of its South Texas Energy Products System (STEPS) to receive and store refined products, LPG, and other hydrocarbons at a new terminal in Corpus Christi, Tex., and transport them to terminals primarily in Mexico (OGJ Online, Mar. 24, 2016).

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