From the Oregonian:
Terminal developer Kinder Morgan will not go forward with a proposal to export coal to Asia from the Port Westward industrial park on the Columbia River, a company spokesman said this morning.
Kinder Morgan’s Allen Fore attributed the decision not to seek permits for a coal export terminal to site logistics at [...]
Ambre Energy is asking an Oregon agency for a five-month delay to decide whether the company can start building a coal export facility on the lower Columbia River. Company officials say they’re still on track to start operating at the end of 2014.
In a letter dated Wednesday, Ambre General Counsel John Thomas asked the [...]
Australian coal giant Ambre Energy hopes to open a $250 million Columbia River coal export terminal by late next year.
That won’t likely happen if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decides to require an environmental impact statement. The exhaustive regulatory procedure could delay Ambre’s aspirations by several years.
The pending ruling — which the [...]
Northwest rail routes by Columbian newspaper
1. CHERRY POINT: The Gateway Pacific Terminal could accommodate 54 million import/export tons of bulk commodities per year, largely coal exports. Status: Whatcom County, the Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are preparing a joint environmental impact statement. Pros: Backers say it would [...]
When news first leaked last year that the Port of St. Helens might be working on deals to export coal, Gov. John Kitzhaber called for “an open, vigorous public debate” before any projects moved forward.
But the port’s first major step on coal didn’t follow that blueprint. By the time the port went public in [...]
A proposed Morrow County project gained Umatilla County support Wednesday.
Commissioners Larry Givens and Dennis Doherty agreed to have the county write the U.S. Corps of Engineers in support of the Morrow Pacific project, a coal transfer and loading facility at the Port of Morrow.
The commissioners gave the thumbs up after a presentation by [...]
In a mere four years, China’s booming economy has transformed the nation from net exporter of coal into a monster importer that can support multiple coal terminals proposed in the Pacific Northwest, industry analysts say.
Last year, China imported 182 million metric tons of coal, surpassing Japan as the world’s largest coal importer. That amount [...]
Port of St. Helens, on the Columbia River.
Legal documents indicate the Port of St. Helens is talking with a coal export terminal developer, the first sign that Oregon could be in the mix to export coal to meet ever-growing Asian demand.
Also in the game: Port of Morrow, near Boardman. It recently [...]
Capt. Patrick Trapp
The Port of St. Helens has hired a new executive director, who will begin his tenure on Feb. 7, 2011.
Trapp is currently completing his assignment as chief of staff for the Coast Guard’s Fifth District, based in Portsmouth, Va. His long career with the Coast Guard has included assignments in [...]
Laura Hicks watches some of the final dredging Longview's Lewis and Clark Bridge. Click on the image to read the article in the Daily News.
Laura Hicks, a Portland-based project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, next month will mark completion of a milestone: the $200 million deepening of the Columbia River [...]
With the newly deepened 43-foot Columbia River channel, local ports and shippers are gearing up to take full advantage of the opportunity to enhance the Northwest’s important role as an international trade gateway.
Dave Hunt, executive director of the Columbia River Channel Coalition
At the Port of Longview, new tenant EGT Development LLC is [...]