Category Archives: Infrastructure

A Bridge to Our Energy Future

The Vancouver Energy crude-oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver USA will provide a steady, reliable supply of North American crude oil to Washington, fostering energy for transportation fuels and petroleum to create products critical to our way of life.
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Building Trades Show Support for Terminal

The Washington Building and Construction Trades Council and the Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council, representing a combined 95,000 workers, have passed resolutions in support of the Vancouver Energy crude-oil-by-rail terminal.
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Wash. has $190B in capital needs

A new report says Washington has $190 billion in infrastructure needs, including $2 billion for freight rail and $5.3 billion for marine ports. The Vancouver Energy terminal will be an important addition for the state’s port infrastructure and will also bring about major improvements to the rail network.
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BNSF completes projects in SW Washington

More details have emerged about the $175 million in capital expenditures that BNSF Railway plans to spend in Washington this year. That number is second only to Texas and Illinois in the company’s expenditure plans.
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State needs maritime infrastructure

David Matsuda, former U.S. Maritime Administrator under President Obama, wrote recently in The Hill about the state of Washington’s need for more port and maritime infrastructure. Matsuda was also the co-author of a report last fall from the Washington Maritime Federation about how state leaders can help’s the state’s maritime industry.
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BNSF invests in Washington

BNSF recently announced that its 2017 capital expenditures include $175 million for Washington, second only to Texas and Illinois. The money will go toward replacing and upgrading rail lines, new safety measures and new equipment.
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Terminal meets Tri-Cities community

Dan Riley, Vice President of Government Affairs for Tesoro, met with employers, community leaders and elected officials this week as the speaker at a Pasco Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Keep Washington Competitive was there with more details.
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Terminal commits to more safety measures

Safety commitments, rail safety and economic need were among the topics discussed during the last two days of testimony at the adjudication proceedings. Jared Larrabee, General Manager of Vancouver Energy, announced that Vancouver Energy has committed to several new safety measures for the proposed terminal. The revised application can be seen in full here.
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Fire officials describe preparation

During adjudication proceedings, fire officials outline the emergency response preparations and safety plans put in place to ensure safety.
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Chief testifies on Mosier incident

Testimonies during adjudication proceedings by Jim Appleton, Fire Chief in Mosier, Ore., and Robert Chipkevich, railroad industry expert, covered Vancouver Energy's emergency response and commitment to DOT-177 rail cars.
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BNSF, terminal focus on rail safety

Experts state during adjudication proceedings that BNSF Railway and Vancouver Energy make rail safety a priority.
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Terminal provides jobs, seismic improvements

The testimony recapped from this particular adjudication proceeding covered the positive economic impact and seismic improvements of the Vancouver Energy terminal.
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Safety a priority in terminal design, operations

Vancouver Energy’s witnesses on Day Two of the adjudicative proceedings described the proposed crude-oil-by-rail terminal’s operations and design, as well as its land use applications.
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