NOVEMBER 25, 2015


Port of Kalama receives “Port of the Year” Award

Marissa Luck, November 25, 2015, The Daily News

Port of Kalama has been bustling with activity this year, so much so that it won the state’s “Port of Year Award” at the Washington Public Port Association conference in Seattle last week.

The WPPA encompasses 75 port districts across the state. The award recognizes the port for “combining long-term vision and innovative planning to create jobs and improve the community’s quality of life,” according to a Monday press release for the Port of Kalama.

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28 more oil trains across state each week if big terminal built, study says

By Hal Bernton, November 25, 2015, Seattle Times

A major oil terminal proposed for Vancouver, Wash., would bring an additional 28 oil trains per week across the state and launch a new era of oil-tanker traffic down the Columbia River, according to a draft state study released Tuesday.

The primary markets for the oil would be Washington, California, Hawaii and Alaska refineries, according to the study by the state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council. But the facility also may handle Canadian oil, opening the door for exporting that crude or, if a federal ban was lifted, sending U.S. crude overseas.

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