Global Clatskanie: Powering the West Coast and Pacific Rim

The story of Global Partners LP begins with a single truck delivering heating oil during the Great Depression. Today, we fuel the United States and the world through terminals like Global Clatskanie, our site at the Port of St. Helens-owned Port Westward Industrial Park. So while we’ve grown far from those humble roots, our goals and values remain the same. We get up each day and do the work that keeps cars on the road and homes warm. We help power lives.

Clatskanie Terminal by the Numbers

$20M+ invested in public infrastructure at the site
183 third-party inspections passed (out of 183)
23 employees involved in ethanol transloading
8 years since last Lost Time injury

Global Today

A brief look at how Global impacts lives every day.

Ethanol Production Air Permit Renewal

We are in the process of renewing the air permit that regulates ethanol production our facility. It’s an important step in maintaining business flexibility and the potential to one day restart ethanol production at Port Westward.

The proposed permit does not apply to any product other than ethanol. Our storage and transloading of crude oil is regulated by a separate permit.

Oregon DEQ has published a public notice with information about the permit and public engagement process. That notice can be found here:

Global Clatskanie Projects

Global Clatskanie is a storage and export terminal at Port Westward Industrial Park near Clatskanie, Oregon at the Port of St. Helens. Currently the terminal exports ethanol to Hawaii and Asian markets. Global purchased the terminal in 2013 and has invested over $20 million in the terminal since then, with more planned.

In 2014, Global proposed an infrastructure project to improve efficiency and safety at the site. This plan was presented to the Port, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The public had numerous opportunities for public comment in meetings held by the Port and the Oregon DEQ. Since that time, Global has provided quarterly updates on the progress of the plan at Port public meetings.

Global’s infrastructure improvement plan is underway. Today, we have completed the construction of a new berth, as well as Phase I of a secondary access road (Hermo Road).

Additional improvements that have been approved include construction (or acquisition of additional storage tanks), new pipelines, and additional rail offloading.

Specific to the additional storage tanks, Global has been approved by the DEQ to construct new storage tanks. However, Global has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with its neighbor, PGE, for the potential acquisition of their underutilized diesel storage tanks, adjacent to our site. If we are able to purchase PGE’s tanks, we will forgo building new tanks and will instead refurbish—bringing up to current environmental and safety standards—PGE’s tanks and incorporate them into our infrastructure improvement plan.

At full operating capacity with the planned improvements, the facility could employ up to 75 people.