LOVING >> Last week, Rangeland Energy hit its first big milestone as the first train carrying an important oil field commodity rolled through the hub.
The milestone occurs six months after the beginning of construction on it’s RIO hub, which is located north of Loving.
“The most significant milestone to date is we received our first unit train of sand last week,” said Rangeland CEO Christopher Keene. “Right now we are working with southwestern rail, which is in Southeastern New Mexico, and we’ve had a second (train) this week and the third one is on the way.”
Many more trains, some with as many as 80 to 100 cars carrying nothing but frac sand, can be expected to make their way through the hub Keene said since a portion of the track system has been completed.