Monthly Archives: May 2017

TERMINAL ADDRESSES GROWING OIL DEMAND

The Vancouver Energy terminal will provide a steady, reliable supply of North American crude oil to Washington and the entire West Coast, fostering energy for transportation fuels and petroleum to create products critical to our way of life. Demand for petroleum in the U.S. continues to grow, as this recent column in Forbes points out. Last week the…
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Labor leaders urge Inslee to approve terminal

Thirty labor leaders from 20 different unions delivered a letter this month to Gov. Jay Inslee urging him to support the Vancouver Energy oil-by-rail terminal. The labor leaders wrote in the letter that Vancouver Energy is “an important project for our state, region and county.”
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Rail safety a top priority, officials say

Railroad representatives and Spokane public safety officials focused on rail safety, emergency response plans and how to best mitigate against accidents or spills during a recent Greater Spokane Inc. meeting.
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SW Wash. employment still lags

Washington reported the largest percentage in job gains last month, along with Maine and Tennessee. Despite the percentage increase, unemployment rates remain higher than the state average in Southwest Washington, which includes Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, Wahkiakum and Klickitat counties.
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Maritime remains key to WA economy

The Seattle Times’ business columnist Jon Talton reports that even in the age of information technology, the maritime sector remains a key industry for our state. The story goes on to list the numerous benefits to Washington, such as offering high-paying jobs and connecting the state to global markets.
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