SEPTEMBER 3, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

More than oil: Texas firm pitches propane export at Port of Longview

By Marissa Luck, September 3, 2015, The Daily News

A Houston-based company Wednesday unveiled plans for a dramatically expanded energy project on private property at the Port of Longview.

In addition to a previously announced $800 oil refinery, Waterside Energy revealed it wants to build a separate $450 million liquid propane export facility.

The total investment would be $1.25 billion and would create 700 construction jobs and 180 direct jobs once the facilities went online, Riverside officials said.

Read more: http://tdn.com/news/more-than-oil-texas-firm-pitches-propane-export-at-port/article_17db827d-0260-59be-9750-6c4b00e1e2d5.html

 

 

TRADE 

Notice Fewer Containers At Puget Sound Ports? Canada Grabbed Our Business

By Carolyn Andolph, September 3, 2015, KUOW

The container terminals at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are running at less than half their capacity, according to a study conducted for the ports.

The study by Mercator International of Kirkland – one of several last year – said no other major port complex in North America is so underused.

Read more: http://kuow.org/post/notice-fewer-containers-puget-sound-ports-canada-grabbed-our-business

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