crude oil

Whatcom County Extends Moratorium on Crude Oil Exports
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Whatcom County Council has extended for six months a moratorium on shipments of unrefined fossil fuels out of the Cherry Point area.
The county voted 6 to 1 Monday night to temporarily prohibit new permit applications for facilities that ship crude oil and other unr…
Bills Aim to Beef Up Oil Transportation Safety
SEATTLE (AP) — With more crude oil expected to move through Washington state, Democratic lawmakers want to toughen rules around oil transportation and raise more money for spill prevention and response efforts.
Companion bills in the House and Senate aim to reduce the risk of oil spills with pr…
Shell Halts Proposed Oil-by-rail Project at its Refinery
ANACORTES (AP) — Shell Puget Sound Refinery has terminated plans for a proposed oil-by-rail project at its refinery near Anacortes.
Under the plan, trains would have brought crude oil from the Bakken fields of North Dakota to replace some of the supply Shell currently gets from Alaska's No…
Whatcom County Extends Ban on Unrefined Fossil Fuel Shipping
BELLINGHAM (AP) — The Whatcom County Council has extended its ban on new permit applications for projects that ship crude oil and other unrefined fossil fuels out of Cherry Point.
The Bellingham Herald reports that the six-month extension was approved Tuesday and prevents shipments or exports o…
Ethanol Replaces Crude Oil at Clatskanie Area Port
LONGVIEW (AP) — Global Partners has replaced crude oil with ethanol at its Port Westward terminal near Clatskanie, Oregon, which has reopened for business.
The Daily News reports the terminal closed in January because of plummeting oil prices, and Global Partners laid off more than half its wor…