Northwest refineries are already accepting oil by rail, more and more of it with each passing month, coming in from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota. Now, as the U.S. faces a domestic glut of oil production, Congress is debating allowing more oil exports.
Washington agencies are holding two public meetings Monday and Tuesday on a controversial oil terminal proposed for the Port of Vancouver.
News out this week about a North Dakota oil spill will likely raise eyebrows here in the Northwest. Reuters reports that a farmer Steve Jensen discovered an oil spill on his wheat field.
A fuel terminal developer has unexpectedly scrapped a project at the Port of Tacoma that was intended to receive crude oil by rail.
The Port of Vancouver Commission is scheduled to hold a workshop and a vote on a controversial oil terminal lease this week. The workshop is scheduled for Monday night, and the vote is on the commission's agenda for Tuesday morning.
A deadly Quebec oil-train explosion has given pause to Port of Vancouver commissioners in southwest Washington. They want to rethink their next move with a proposal for a terminal to move oil from trains onto ships.