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.
Today in Clatskanie, we move Renewable Diesel, a cleaner-burning fuel that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Clatskanie Terminal by the Numbers
A brief look at how Global impacts lives every day.
Renewable Diesel at the Terminal
In 2020, Global added Renewable Diesel to the Clatskanie Terminal. The fuel arrives by rail and is 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 received approval from the Port and the Oregon DEQ. 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 and 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 of additional storage tanks, new pipelines, and additional rail offloading.
At full operating capacity with the planned improvements, the facility could employ up to 75 people.