Renewable diesel moving through Global Partner’s Columbia River terminal in Columbia County

February 5, 2021

Clatskanie, Ore. – Global Partners has received and will ship its first load of renewable diesel at the Port of Columbia County in Clatskanie Oregon.

Global Partners has been storing and handling another biofuel, ethanol, at the Clatskanie facility since 2016. In July, Oregon DEQ approved permits for Global to receive, store and ship renewable diesel through their Columbia River terminal.

“We are thrilled to be moving low-carbon fuels in Oregon. These fuels are part of the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, bring more jobs and commerce to Oregon, and meet the West Coast’s low-carbon fuel standards,” said Eric Slifka, CEO of Global Partners.

Renewable diesel is a cleaner fuel derived entirely from plant and animal byproducts. Renewable diesel can be used in any diesel engine. It can help reduce greenhouse emissions and help meet state and federal climate standards. There is huge demand for renewable diesel, driven in part by government climate policy.

“It’s encouraging to see that corporations such as Global are moving forward into a renewable energy source, which will benefit not only local communities, but an entire region,” said Doug Hayes, executive director of the Port of Columbia County.

“As we transition to more environmentally friendly fuels, I’m gratified to see Global Partners leading the way right here at the Port of Columbia County by shipping renewable diesel via our Port Westward dock facility,” said Larry Ericksen, commissioner at the Port of Columbia County.

About Global Partners

Global Partners delivers the energy, goods and services that make life better. With an extensive network of terminals, gas stations and convenience stores, Global helps people heat their homes, operate their businesses and get where they’re going conveniently and quickly. Centered in the Northeast, the company is a third-generation, family-founded business with operations throughout the U.S. Global is committed to strategic growth and to supporting the communities where it works. Learn more at

Global Partners gets the go-ahead for renewable diesel in Clatskanie

July 20, 2020

After meeting with community members, gathering local input and working with state regulators, Global Partners LP has been given the go-ahead to add renewable diesel to its terminal on the Columbia River in Clatskanie.

In early July, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality approved Global’s plans to add renewable diesel to its transloading permit for the terminal here in Clatskanie. The approval from DEQ was the last step Global needed to move forward with renewable diesel and has signed a long-term contract for handling the fuel.

“We want to thank everyone who participated in the approval process, and especially the local community,” said Eric Slifka, CEO of Global Partners. “Without local support, we couldn’t take this next step in the use of the facility. We are thankful for our partners and neighbors in Columbia County and look forward to providing jobs and community support for many years to come.”

Global acquired the Clatskanie terminal in 2013. Since 2015, it has handled only ethanol. Adding renewable diesel to the terminal will help Global better serve the diversifying fuel needs of the West Coast and international markets while strengthening its business commitment to the Columbia County community.

Global will begin receiving renewable diesel at the terminal this fall.

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Global thanks its frontline employees in Oregon

June 10, 2020

At gas stations, convenience stores and fuel terminals throughout the Northeast, thousands of employees of Global Partners LP have been helping people get the goods, food, and fuel they need throughout the COVID-19 crisis. It is essential work that is keeping communities up and running.

Global was looking for a creative and personal way to thank these employees for their service. The answer? Creating more than 3,000 handcrafted family meals and provision boxes for its frontline employees.

“We were thinking, ‘How is it that we can take care of all of those associates and terminal operators that have been on the frontline since the start of the whole COVID crisis?’” said Eric Slifka, Global Partners’ CEO. “It’s really about finding ways to make a difference and delivering that difference to everybody that we work with.”

The meals come in addition to a $2-per-hour raises and monthly gift cards that Global began offering to retail associates in March. Combined, all of the efforts aim to express the company’s gratitude for the employees who are helping Global help the community.

“I just want to thank everybody who comes out and goes to work every day and really delivers to the community that they’re serving,” Slifka said, “because without you, we wouldn’t be able to help those in need.”

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

March 16, 2020

At Global, our focus remains on safety, community and delivering energy that makes life better.

Read the following open letter from Global Partners CEO, Eric Slifka, to learn more. Or download the PDF »

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Global Clatskanie Hosting Open House on March 10 – And You’re Invited

March 4, 2020

Looking to help transition to the next generation of renewable fuels, Global Partners would like to add renewable diesel to our Clatskanie Terminal. Renewable diesel is a cleaner fuel derived entirely from plant and animal byproducts, and can be used in any diesel engine. It can help reduce greenhouse emissions and help meet state and federal climate standards. There is huge demand for renewable diesel, driven in part by government climate policy, and Global’s Clatskanie Terminal is well-positioned to distribute it in a safe and reliable manner.

At present, Global stores and ships only ethanol at the Clatskanie Terminal. The logistics for handling renewable diesel would remain largely unchanged. The volume would be similar to our current business.

Global requires an amendment to the Port lease as well as the DEQ air permit. This open house is to answer questions and to seek the public’s input on this proposal.

Please join us:

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Meriwether Place
1070 Columbia Blvd.
St. Helens, Oregon 97051

For more information, contact Catie Kerns at [email protected].

Global Partners Helps Keep Columbia County Families Warm for the Holidays

December 20, 2017

Global has once again pledged funds to Hope of Rainier and Community Action Team to help keep Columbia County families warm and fed this winter.

Since 1988, HOPE has been dedicated to providing emergency service to those in need in the greater Rainier, Oregon community.

Community Action Team Inc. helps meet the basic needs of disadvantaged families in Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook Counties.

Helping local area residents through the hardships of winter is a cause of great importance to Global. For the upcoming winter season, Global has pledged an overall total of more than 20,000 gallons of home heating oil as well as funds to the various communities it serves.

Global Clatskanie Supports Local 4-H Program While Feeding the Hungry

September 26, 2017

The Columbia County Fair & Rodeo in St. Helens, Oregon is a great community event that brings people together for entertainment and education, and supports multiple vendors and programs, including 4-H and FFA.

In July, Global Clatskanie purchased a healthy, locally raised farm animal from a Clatskanie 4-H member and donated it to the Columbia Pacific Food Bank (CPFB). The CPFB works to alleviate hunger throughout Columbia County with healthy food and resources, and Global was glad to help the cause.

Global Partners and Employees Come Together to Support Harvey Victims

August 31, 2017

Global Partners has a long history of supporting local communities, and this time employees are helping, too.

“Global has a long and rich history based around family,” said Global Partners President and CEO Eric Slifka. “While we have grown and evolved tremendously, I believe that our roots have remained central to our culture. Seeing families all over southeast Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey without a place to stay, food to eat, or clothes on their back hits close to home.”

To contribute the relief efforts for Harvey victims, Global is holding a fundraising campaign with proceeds that will directly benefit the Houston Food Bank. Global will also match all employee contributions up to $15,000.

The Houston Food Bank is an organization that provides ongoing support to the southeast Texas community by providing food to those who need it.

“With the recent devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey, more people than ever will need help feeding their families while struggling over the next several months to rebuild their lives,” said Slifka.

You can also contribute to the Houston Food Bank through their website. »

Global Donates Over $20,000 for Local Columbia County Nonprofit Scholarship Program

August 11, 2017

On August 5, 2017, Global attended and contributed to a record-breaking Black Tie & Blue Jeans fundraiser in Columbia County. The nonprofit, Columbia Learning Center, hosts this summer social and auction every year for their Chance to Become scholarship program. And this year, Global was happy to donate more than $20,000 toward the cause.

Excerpt from Columbia County Spotlight, “Black Tie & Blue Jeans event breaks fundraising record”:

It was a record breaking week for the Columbia Learning Center.

Last Saturday, Aug. 5, the center’s annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Summer Social and Auction raked in $140,000 for the nonprofit center’s Chance to Become scholarship program.

The annual fundraiser at the Deer Island Stock Ranch brought in the most money ever received at a Black Tie & Blue Jeans event.

Each year, eligible students who don’t meet the requirements for traditional scholarships, are selected to receive $5,000 over two years, to use toward educational expenses at a college or university, to earn a degree or professional trade certificate.

… Read more about the event in the Columbia County Spotlight. »

Global Clatskanie Terminal Receives Drill Credit From Oregon DEQ

July 1, 2017

On June 21st, 2017, Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery received drill credit for a Government Initiated Unannounced Exercise (GIUE) conducted by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ). Highlights from the government-issued evaluation report and letter included:

  • “All staff was organized, trained and engaged in the exercise.”
  • “It was also observed that field conditions at your facility present a special challenge to the boom boat operators as the attempt to deploy resources at that section of the Columbia River. The boat crew was well trained in boom deployment techniques.”

This is the second such GIUE drill conducted at the facility. Both exercises were well received and graded by the observing regulators.