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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
                          (801)944-6600

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

Location:
       Within the Port of Vancouver, Washington
site location map


Records:        Application
                      Scoping Comments
                      Public Comments
                      Land Use
    
              

Recent Activity

5-28-2014   Transcript of
Land Use Consistency Hearing

   5-9-2014  
Notice for the Land Use Consistency Hearing

   4-2-2014  
Scope of Draft Environmental Impact Statement

2-24-2014   Scoping Report

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

11-6-2013  
Scoping Comments

11-8-2013  
Extension of Scoping Comment Period & Additional Scoping Comment Meeting

10-3-2013
  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 kwraspir@utc.wa.gov at (360) 664-1365, or

  • e-mail your complete name and postal address to efsec@utc.wa.gov 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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