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The unloading facility would allow a train with 100+ cars to have its cargo pumped out at a transfer rate of about 12,800 bbl of oil per hour.
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Refiners on the East and West coasts have worked in recent months to increase the amount of crude they can take in by rail to take advantage of oilsands and inexpensive, domestically produced oil that isn’t yet reached by pipelines.
The Northwest Clean Air Agency Similar said similar rail-unloading facilities have been approved at Tesoro and BPP refineries in Washington State. Work on Phillips 66’s proposed unloading facility is scheduled to begin this summer and be completed by December 2014, according to the filing. The Ferndale CatCracking refinery has a capacity of 96,000 bpd. Larry Ziemba, Phillips 66’s executive vice president for refining, project development and procurement, said last month that the company was considering a rail rack at the Ferndale refinery. Mr. Ziemba said the rack would allow the company to take in Canadian crude that could then be sent by ship to refineries in California.