Tag: Oregon

County commissioners OK NEXT Renewables’ Port Westward lease

County commissioners OK NEXT Renewables’ Port Westward lease

September 9, 2019 |

In Oregon, state-wide public radio reports that the Columbia County Commissioners have approved NEXT Renewables’ lease at Port Westward to develop a $1 billion biofuel project there despite concerns by environmental groups that some of the project’s backers’ pasts have included projects that didn’t come to fruition. The project is meant to produce up to […]

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Neste scores partnership for renewable diesel distribution in Oregon

Neste scores partnership for renewable diesel distribution in Oregon

August 15, 2019 |

In Oregon, Neste announced an exclusive partnership with a distributor in Oregon, McCall Companies. Through this partner, fleet owners now have access to high-performance low-carbon Neste MY Renewable Diesel™, making this the first time the fuel is available in Oregon. Since launching in California in 2017, Neste estimates that Neste MY Renewable Diesel has reduced […]

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Environmental groups concerned about funny business with proposed reopening of Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery

Environmental groups concerned about funny business with proposed reopening of Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery

July 24, 2019 |

In Oregon, local media reports that Global Partners is looking to change two of the permits for the ethanol plant at the Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery in Clatskanie that has been mothballed since 2009 so it can produce ethanol from wheat as well as corn but the plan is coming up against opposition by environmental groups. […]

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Port of Columbia County to consider leasing 80 acres to NEXT

Port of Columbia County to consider leasing 80 acres to NEXT

June 6, 2019 |

In Oregon, Port of Columbia County Commissioners voted Wednesday to amend a site development and option agreement with NEXT Renewable Fuels allowing the Port to consider leasing 80 acres to NEXT for an Advanced Green Diesel production facility. The 80-acre parcel is adjacent to the 25 acres NEXT recently secured from Teevin Bros, providing a contiguous […]

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Western fuel markets are being pushed higher due to lack of ethanol

Western fuel markets are being pushed higher due to lack of ethanol

March 27, 2019 |

In Oregon, Platts reports that gasoline prices in Portland have increased 33 cents per gallon since March 12 to $2.2231/gal because ethanol was not able to reach the market following a bomb cyclone the Midwest that shut down ethanol production and transport. Other Western fuel markets like in Tucson, AZ have also suffered similar price […]

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NEXT Renewable Fuels buys 25 acres in Oregon port to produce Advanced Green Diesel

NEXT Renewable Fuels buys 25 acres in Oregon port to produce Advanced Green Diesel

February 25, 2019 |

In Oregon, NEXT Renewable Fuels has agreed to purchase a 25-acre parcel at the Port of Columbia County’s Port Westward Industrial Park. The land is zoned industrial and was purchased from Teevin Bros, a local material handling and timber company. “We are extremely pleased to be working with the Teevin team on our renewable diesel […]

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Port sues Pacific Ethanol and Union Pacific for 2017 derailment and aftermath

Port sues Pacific Ethanol and Union Pacific for 2017 derailment and aftermath

November 12, 2018 |

In Oregon, in response to five empty railcars that were used by Pacific Ethanol Boardman to bring in corn feedstock but later derailed after they had been unloaded back in September 2017, the Port of Morrow where the derailment occurred is suing both Pacific Ethanol and Union Pacific Railroad for nearly $340,000. The port claims […]

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US Court of Appeals votes in favor Oregon’s Clean Fuels program against oil industry attack

US Court of Appeals votes in favor Oregon’s Clean Fuels program against oil industry attack

September 17, 2018 |

In Oregon, Platts reports that the state’s Clean Fuels program had its day in court against the oil industry and won when the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decided the law discriminates against fuels with high greenhouse gas emissions, not the state of origin as the coalition of truckers and oil industry […]

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NEXT Energy Group plans $1.1 billion biofuel project at Oregon port

NEXT Energy Group plans $1.1 billion biofuel project at Oregon port

August 27, 2018 |

In Oregon, NEXT Energy Group detailed plans to develop a $1.1 biofuel facility at Port Westward that would produce 37,500 barrels of renewable fuel per day including aviation biofuel. A development and lease agreement for about 80 acres with the port commissioners is taking place and could be finalized in the next few months but […]

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Oregon State Police and EPA execute criminal search warrant against Oregon Oils

Oregon State Police and EPA execute criminal search warrant against Oregon Oils

April 19, 2018 |

In Oregon, the Oregon State Police (OSP), with assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services executed a criminal search warrant at the business of Oregon Oils, Inc. located at 2515 NW 28th Ave, Portland, Oregon. The joint OSP and EPA investigation began in early February of 2018 after […]

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