Category Archives: Energy Independence

Terminal cuts down on foreign oil

The Vancouver Energy crude-oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver USA will substantially decrease our nation’s reliance on foreign countries for oil.
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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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Terminal would cut crude oil imports

The Vancouver Energy terminal will accept midcontinent North American crude oil and ship it to West Coast refineries, which will convert the oil for U.S. consumption. Nearly 40 percent of the oil used for transportation fuels on the West Coast is from foreign sources. The project has the potential to displace 30 percent of all crude oil imported to the West Coast today.
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Terminal addresses need for energy

Earlier this month Vancouver Energy filed its post-adjudication hearing brief, laying out facts in support of the terminal and responding to claims from intervenors in the case. The 98-page brief from Vancouver Energy concludes that because the oil-by-rail terminal “addresses a pressing need for energy and employs reasonable and available methods to minimize adverse effects of the Terminal, EFSEC should recommend approval.”
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Vancouver Energy helps aerospace industry

John Ley, a pilot for Delta Airlines and a resident of Clark County for more than 20 years, describes how Vancouver Energy will support and facilitate the energy needs of Washington state.
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Terminal creates jobs, energy independence

Miles Bond, a longtime Vancouver resident, describes the benefits Vancouver Energy will bring to the region.
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Supporters make the case for terminal

The 5-week adjudication proceedings concluded today, with closing arguments from attorneys in the morning and comment from members of the public in the afternoon. During public comment, a long list of small business owners, local residents, labor leaders, maritime experts and other business leaders spoke in favor of Vancouver Energy.
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Terminal meets need, creates jobs

Economic need and economic impact were discussed at today’s adjudication proceedings. Experts and Tesoro representatives provided testimony on the economic need and economic impact of the Vancouver Energy terminal.
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Business, labor leaders pen op-ed

Business and labor leaders in favor of Vancouver Energy have formed a new coalition to support the proposed oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver. The group is designed to show there is “a level of support in the broader community for a project that holds the potential to create jobs while enhancing our energy independence.” Two members of the Coalition also recently wrote an op-ed in the Everett Herald.
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Experts tout terminal benefits

More than 20 experts cover topics that include engineering, economics, marine science, rail safety and logistics testifying in favor of the project in the first phase of adjudicative proceedings of the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) held in Vancouver and Olympia.
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Terminal adds to U.S. energy future

Witnesses covered rail safety and safety procedures at the terminal during adjudication proceedings, marking the final day of testimony on behalf of Vancouver Energy and project supporters.
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Terminal will meet growing demand

Brad Roach, senior director for market analysis and senior economist at Tesoro, led the testimony at the first adjudication proceeding for Vancouver Energy. He was the first of many witnesses that will testify on behalf of Vancouver Energy and other project supporters over the first two-and-a-half weeks of the hearings.
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