Presentation on theme: "RRT/NWAC Idaho Meeting – May 30, 2012 Presented by Dale Jensen Program Manager WA State Dept of Ecology Spill Prevention, Preparedness & Response Program."— Presentation transcript:
RRT/NWAC Idaho Meeting – May 30, 2012 Presented by Dale Jensen Program Manager WA State Dept of Ecology Spill Prevention, Preparedness & Response Program
15 billion gallons of oil product transferred over state waters each year Over 4000 vessel arrivals to Washington ports each year 6 oil refineries 21,526 miles of natural gas pipelines in the state 74 miles of hazardous liquid pipelines located completely in the state 1,656 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines 710 miles of interstate hazardous liquid pipelines
Entrance to Strait of Juan de Fuca Entrance to Grays Harbor Entrance from BC Entrance to Columbia River Aberdeen/Hoquiam Roberts Bank, CAN Port of St. Helens: Port Westward Port of Morrow, OR Longview Cherry Point Coos Bay, OR Oregon Idaho Oil from mid west by trucks and rail KM pipeline expansion
Development of Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) at Cherry Point – GPT activities would represent 7% of overall Cargo vessel traffic within Salish Sea waters at full operating capability; and this project would result in 44% of the projected shipping increase between 2011 and 2017. Expansion of Kinder Morgan pipeline – Increase laden crude oil tanker traffic to and from Canadian ports.
$250M expansion to Imperium for bio jet-fuel – Tankers operating for first time ever in harbor – oil to Imperium Renewables and methanol to Westway Coal export terminals – Millennium Coal Export Terminal – 44 million metric tons of coal (per year)= 730 new Panamax size vessels – Coyote Island Terminal – 8.8 million metric tons of coal (per year) = 156 new Panamax size ships, 1,248 barge transits – Port Westward Terminal – 3 million metric tons of coal/year = approximately 150 ships
Unique proposal to avoid facility infrastructure – vessel to vessel transfer of coal. Coal terminal at the Port of Morrow, OR
Expansion of Kinder-Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline capacity in Canada – This will be an additional increase of ~ 210 laden crude oil tankers plying Salish Sea waters by ~2017; a 300% increase in Canadian tanker traffic over current level. – Increase the capacity of pipeline flow to all refineries.
3 new coal terminals: Millennium Coal Export Terminal; Coyote Island Terminal; Port Westward Terminal – Millennium Coal Export Terminal = 44 million metric tons of coal (~10 more trains daily) – Coyote Island Terminal = 8.8 million metric tons of coal size ships and 1,248 barge transits (~10 more trains daily/24 more barge transits daily) – Port Westward Terminal = 3 million metric tons (~12 more trains daily) Crude oil from the mid west to the Tesoro refineries by railcars.
Initiation of vessel traffic study to assess risk of vessels calling at Gateway Pacific Terminal. Existing robust US/Canadian Jointly-operated Vessel Traffic Service; tug escort requirements for laden tankers. Comparability Study mandated by Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 may create leverage for system-wide improvements by ensuring parity between U.S. and Canadian/B.C. standards. Well established Lower Columbia Region Harbor Safety Committee has published a Harbor Safety Plan with guidelines and standards of care. Bar Pilots are conducting an Underkeel Clearance study to determine vessel handling limitations. Bar and River Pilots, Ports, and Harbor Safety Committee are starting discussions on regional growth issues and planning requirements. Newly established Grays Harbor Safety Committee with stakeholders, USCG, Ecology and Pilots