Category Archives: WesPac

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Pittsburg: WesPac oil storage project no longer includes Bakken crude trains

Originally published in the San Jose Mercury News, April 01, 2015. By Sam Richards Amid the growing national debate over the safety of transporting crude oil by trains, an energy firm has dropped the rail component from a controversial proposal to transform an old PG&E tank farm into a regional oil storage facility here. WesPac […]

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California Finally to Reap Fracking’s Riches

Crude-by-Rail From Bakken Shale Is Poised to Reverse State Refiners’ Rising Imports By Alison Sider and Cassandra Sweet, Wall Street Journal (Photo: Tanker cars line up in Bakersfield, Calif., where Alon USA Energy recently received permission to build the state’s biggest oil-train terminal. The Bakersfield Californian/Associated Press) For the past decade, the U.S. shale boom […]

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Contra Costa Times: WesPac oil-by-rail storage project remains on hold

By Paul Burgarino Contra Costa Times Published 08/02/14 The brakes remain on a massive $200 million plan to transport domestic crude oil by railroad cars and ships, store it in refurbished storage tanks and pipe it to refineries throughout the Bay Area. And after almost six months of no action, it may stay that way […]

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