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7/9/2013



Rail News: Intermodal

Washington state port reschedules workshop on proposed crude oil facility


The Port of Vancouver USA has rescheduled a fifth workshop on the proposed Tesoro-Savage crude oil handling facility from today to July 22.

The date was extended to provide additional time for lease negotiations to occur with the Tesoro-Savage joint venture, port officials said in a press release. In addition, the meeting time was changed to the evening in response to public feedback, they said.

Longtime port tenant Tesoro and logistics company Savage plan to construct and operate a crude oil handling facility at the port. North American crude oil would be moved to the port by rail and then transferred to marine vessels for transport to refineries in Alaska, California and Washington.

The four previous workshops covered such topics as rail and marine safety, the environmental permitting process and a project overview.

The port commission expects to consider a proposed lease with the joint venture partners at its regular meeting on July 23.



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