Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media
The Casper Star-Tribune has reported that this week a train is scheduled to haul away the first substantial batch of Laramie County produced oil from the Swan Ranch rail hub outside Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The shipment is another indicator of the growing oil production in southeastern Wyoming. The 115-car unit train will take about four to five days to load. Production has increased alongside rail yard openings with more companies looking to ship Wyoming crude to larger markets outside the state.
Benjamin Storrow of the Star-Tribune reports:
“A lot of (oil) is coming from Colorado and Laramie County,” said Jesse Boyd, who oversees rail operations at Swan Ranch. “We are seeing a large increase in Laramie County production.”
Work is already underway to expand rail operations in Wyoming. The $35 million expansion called the Cheyenne Crude Express, slated for completion by the year’s end, will be able to load 100 car trains in about 10 hours.