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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
Recent Activity

Scope of Draft Environmental Impact Statement Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal

2-24-2014  Scoping Report

12-5-2013 Public Meeting Minutes from October 28 Infromational meeting &  October 29  SEPA scoping meeting
Status:        The Application General Information has been moved to the   11-6-2013 Scoping Comments
  11-8-2013 Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal Extension of Public Scoping Comment Period and Additional Public Scoping Comment Meeting
10-3-2013 Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal Determination of Significance Scoping Notice
 8-29-2013 Application Submitted - Volume 1 & Volume 2
                    Application Page Please follow this link 

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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