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High-stakes battle over oil terminal unfolds in Northwest

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SEATTLE (AP) — Two companies proposing to build what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail marine terminal along the Columbia River in Washington see it as an opportunity to link domestic crude oil from the Midwest to a West Coast port. Critics, however, see an environmental and safety catastrophe waiting to happen, especially after a train carrying volatile Bakken crude ...

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Shell Nigeria shuts oil terminal as attacks cut production

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WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Shell is temporarily closing the terminal exporting Nigeria’s benchmark Bonny Light crude oil as militant attacks have cut production in Africa’s biggest petroleum producer. Shell refused to confirm labor union reports that the company is also evacuating workers from Bonga oilfield following a threat. A bomb attack last week closed a major Chevron facility. Shell’s Forcados ...

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Port of Vancouver against oil terminal lease changes

Port of Vancouver against oil terminal lease changes

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Vancouver delivered a blow Wednesday to a proposed rail-to-marine oil terminal, coming out against a contract renegotiation requested by Vancouver Energy. The staff recommendation to deny the request increases the likelihood that port commissioners will follow suit, leaving a contract in place that ramps up costs for the energy company starting this summer. ...

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Overflow crowd at port opposes oil terminal

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Aaron Corvin | Columbian port & economy reporter At least 50 people, including representatives of Vancouver neighborhood associations, arrived at the Port of Vancouver on Tuesday to press commissioners to reconsider the port’s lease for an oil-by-rail terminal and to provide the public with an uncensored copy of the contract. Many of the opponents of the oil transfer terminal proposed by ...

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Dakota Gold to develop crude oil terminal in Bakken

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Dakota Gold Transfer – Plaza, LLC announced today that they will be developing a crude oil terminal in the Bakken oil region in western North Dakota. The facility will be located on a 350-acre site in Mountrail County. The Plaza terminal will provide refiners, marketers and producers with new options for reaching multiple markets ...

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Pollard, other opponents again ask port to reconsider oil

Aaron Corvin | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.) Opponents of building the Northwest’s largest oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver renewed their calls on the port Tuesday to re-open its lease for the project, approved in 2013, and to conduct a public hearing in light of new information about safety problems and other risks. At least 18 people who oppose the ...

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Trafigura seeks investors for Texas oil terminal shipping shale

(Reuters) – Global trader Trafigura AG is seeking potential investors to buy a stake in its oil terminal and storage facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, a once-quiet port that has become a bustling hub for shipping Eagle Ford shale crude. Trafigura, which like other big commodity merchants has in recent years moved to buy key infrastructure assets to support its ...

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