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California environmental groups sue over refinery marine terminal

SAN FRANCISCO – Conservation groups filed a lawsuit against California on Friday, saying the state did not adequately consider environmental factors when it approved a 30-year lease last month for a marine terminal at Tesoro Corp’s refinery near San Francisco Bay. The Center for Biological Diversity and Communities for a Better Environment said the California State Lands Commission’s review failed ...

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California imports of Bakken crude by barge sets record in 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – California imports of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota on barges totaled a record 1.5 million barrels last year, 27 percent greater than the amount that reached the state by rail, the California Energy Commission told Reuters on Thursday. The transport of Bakken crude by rail is controversial, with fiery derailments in recent years prompting safety and ...

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Vancouver extends moratorium on crude oil facilities

The Vancouver City Council on Monday unanimously voted to extend a moratorium on expanding or establishing crude oil-handling facilities, prompting the audience to break into applause. Moments earlier, roughly a dozen people took the microphone to praise the council’s stance against oil terminals in Vancouver and voice support for continuation of the six-month moratorium adopted Sept. 11. No one spoke ...

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Dickinson refinery costing more than expected due to delays

DICKINSON, N.D. — The cost of a new oil refinery near Dickinson is rising due to delays in getting the facility up to full production. The Dakota Prairie Refinery started accepting crude late last year and planned to begin production by year end, but bitter cold weather and electrical system revisions have pushed back full production until at least April, ...

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MDU Resources Group considering refinery in Minot


MINOT, N.D. — MDU Resources Group is considering building an oil refinery in Minot. Spokesman Tim Rasmussen tells the Minot Daily News that construction could start as early as next year if a study determines the project is feasible. In related news, MDU to buy southwestern North Dakota wind farm. Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group is wrapping up construction of the $350 million ...

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Proposed oil terminal would be biggest in volume

By any measure, the size of the proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver is eye-catching. The oil-by-rail facility would handle an average of 360,000 barrels of crude per day, or up to four oil trains daily. The terminal would dwarf anything currently operating in Washington. In fact, at full capacity, the proposal known as Vancouver Energy would handle ...

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California getting more Bakken crude by barge than rail


SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 22 – Shipments of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota to California by barge have quietly overtaken those by train for the first time, showing how the state’s isolated refiners are using any means necessary to tap into the nation’s shale oil boom. While tough permitting rules and growing resistance by environmentalists have slowed efforts to build ...

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Feds close probe of refinery blast that killed 7

Gene Johnson | The Associated Press SEATTLE — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes. The decision was shared with victims’ relatives earlier in the day, said Jenny Durkan, the U.S. attorney in Seattle. Prosecutors ...

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