Plans for oil refinery growing
By Marissa Luck, August 25, 2015, The Daily News
The Port of Longview’s proposed $800 million oil refinery could turn out to be an even bigger project than originally estimated.
“It’s far greater in scope than what we thought,” said Geir-Eilif Kalhagen, CEO of Port of Longview.
Texas-based Riverside Refining had proposed to build a plant capable of processing 30,000 barrels of crude oil a day, plus 15,000 barrels of cooking, seed and vegetable oils. The project would generate an estimated 400 construction jobs and 150 permanent jobs.
Attorney seeks wider oil-terminal review
By Aaron Corvin, August 21, 2015, The Columbian
The recent release of a largely unredacted contract is having repercussions for Washington state’s ongoing examination of the environmental impacts of what would be the nation’s largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver.
In an Aug. 18 letter to the state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, Kristen Boyles, an attorney for Earthjustice, calls on the council to expand its study of the oil terminal in light of new information revealed by the port in its lease with Tesoro Corp., a petroleum refiner, and Savage Companies, a transportation company.