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Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC, a subsidiary of Tesoro Corporation, and Savage Companies have entered into a joint venture to develop and operate a new 360,000 barrel-per-day(bpd) crude-by-rail uploading and marine loading facility at the Port of Vancouver, Washington. The Tesoro-Savage Joint Venture will own the crude uploading and marine loading facilities and will enter into a land lease agreement with the Port for an initial period of ten years.  Savage will oversee and manage the design, construction and operation of the facility on the Joint Venture's behalf.  The facility is expected to be operational in 2014 and will represent an approximate investment of $75 to $100 million. 

The Facility's principal purpose is to provide North American crude oil to U.S. refineries to offset or replace declining Alaska North Slope crude reserves, California crude production, and more expensive foreign crude-oil imports.  The crude oil handled by and shipped through the facility will largely offset other sources of crude oil used by U.S. refineries that choose to source a portion of their crude through the Facility.  In accordance with current federal law, crude oil extracted in the United States generally cannot be exported to foreign countries.
Applicant:      Tesoro Savage Petroleum Terminal LLC
                          6340 South 3000 East, Suite 600
                          Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Facility:          360,000 barrels of crude oil per day by rail

       Within the Port of Vancouver, Washington
site location map

Records:       Application
                         Scoping Comments
                         Public Comments
                         Land Use

Recent Activity

  1-28-2015   Order Commencing Agency Adjudication and Setting Intervention Petition Deadline

  1-16-2015   A
djudicative Schedule Request from Tesoro Savage

Request to Delay Commencement of Adjudication - EarthJustice

Request to Delay Commencement of Adjudication - Columbia Waterfront

Letter Project Schedule Request

    8-6-2014   Letter Requesting to Extend the Statutory Deadline.

   Order Determining Land Use Consistency Council Order No. 872

  7-28-2014   A
genda for Special Meeting August 1, 2014 regarding Land Use Consistency

  5-28-2014   Transcript of
Land Use Consistency Hearing

Notice for the Land Use Consistency Hearing

Scope of Draft Environmental Impact Statement

  2-24-2014   Scoping Report

  1-10-2014   December 11 SEPA Scoping Meeting Spokane Valley, WA

 12-5-2013   Informational Meeting Minutes October 28October 29 SEPA Scoping Meeting

Scoping Comments

Extension of Scoping Comment Period & Additional Scoping Comment Meeting

  Determination of Significance Scoping Notice

 8-29-2013   Application Submitted - Volume 1 & Volume 2

For information or questions concerning this Project please contact:   

Sonia Bumpus, EFS Specialist
Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council 
1300 S Evergreen Park Dr SW
PO Box 43172 
Olympia, WA 98504-3172
(360) 664-1363

To be added to the Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal mailing list, please:

  • contact Kali Wraspir at (360) 664-1365, or

  • e-mail your complete name and postal address to and indicate if you want to receive notices of future permitting activity for this project by e-mail, surface mail, or both methods of delivery.

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