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
A brief look at how Global impacts lives every day.
Adding Renewable Diesel at the Terminal
Global is proposing to add Renewable Diesel to the Clatskanie Terminal. The fuel would arrive by rail and be transloaded to ships and barges using existing infrastructure.
Renewable diesel is a cleaner-burning fuel derived from plant oils and animal fats. Renewable diesel can be used in any diesel engine. It can also be blended with petroleum diesel in any amount or replace it altogether. It can help reduce greenhouse emissions and help meet state and federal climate standards.
In order to add Renewable Diesel, Global Partners requires an amendment to the Port lease, as well as the DEQ air permit.
Global Partners plans to transload renewable diesel for a minimum of five years at the same volume as our current ethanol business.
History and Investment in the Terminal
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 is seeking to add Renewable Diesel.
Global purchased the terminal in 2013 and has invested over $20 million in the terminal since then. 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.
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.