Environment & Energy

If 7 proposed projects are built, Northwest trains could carry 1M barrels of crude oil per day

Up to 1 million barrels of crude oil could move through the Northwest daily if all 15 proposed oil terminal projects are completed in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.
That’s the conclusion of a just-completed update to a report by Seattle-based Sightline Institute, which has been monitoring the growth of oil train movements for some years.

Rail oil terminals at BP and Phillips 66 refineries in Ferndale near Bellingham, the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes, and the Chevron Canada Refinery in British Columbia are all already operating.