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Port Westward Storage Tank Purchase Would Be for Ethanol Expansion, Buyers Say

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by Sean Bassinger (The Chronicle)   Nine storage tanks out at Port Westward could be used to house massive amounts of crude oil. But Global Partners officials say they want the tanks for another reason: development for their ethanol facility.

Oregon’s Public Utility Commission (PUC) commission voted 3-0 in Salem on Tuesday, June 27, to allow the sale of nine fuel storage tanks currently at Port Westward. Portland General Electric (PGE) owns the tanks and plans to sell them off to Global Partners for additional storage.

Due to several public concerns of increased rail traffic with hauling fuel and the possibility of any dangerous incidents, the commission voted to delay the vote for June 27.

These events have reignited conversations about the possible dangers of crude oil shipment along Columbia County railways, getting attention from regional media outlets such as The Oregonian, Oregon Public Broadcasting, The Longview Daily News and several other outlets.  READ MORE

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