Global Partners Gets the Go-Ahead for Renewable Diesel in Oregon

Large ship docked on the Columbia River in Oregon.

With support from state regulators and the local community, Global Partners is moving forward with plans to begin transloading renewable diesel at its terminal on the Columbia River in Clatskanie, Oregon.

In early July, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality gave the go-ahead for Global Partners to add renewable diesel to its transloading permit for the terminal. The approval was the final step before Global could begin transloading renewable diesel at the facility.

“We are thrilled to have received the permit from Oregon DEQ and look forward to transloading renewable diesel,” said Eric Slifka, CEO of Global Partners. “At Global, we believe that our strategic assets are well positioned to move the low-carbon fuels of the future.”

Earlier this year, Global announced plans to receive, store and ship renewable diesel through the Oregon terminal, which is currently able to handle 1.8 billion gallons of product per year. Global has signed a long-term contract for renewable diesel transloading and will begin receiving the fuel this fall.

Global acquired the Clatskanie terminal in 2013 and is permitted to handle a variety of products. Adding renewable diesel to the terminal will help Global better serve the diversifying fuel needs of the West Coast and international markets.

“With this permit modification, our ability to handle a portfolio of products, including advanced biofuels, is enhanced,” said Dylan Remley, SVP Terminal Operations for Global Partners. “The addition of renewable diesel provides further capabilities and opportunities for the biofuels marketplace, which is driven by West Coast low carbon fuel standards.”