Long Beach Port Seeks Input on Proposed World Oil Terminals Project

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The Port of Long Beach is asking the public to weigh in on a World Oil Terminals project to put in two more oil storage tanks at its Pier C facility, the port announced Feb. 1. 

That input is expected to be included in an environmental impact report for the project, which calls for the company to build and run two new 25,000-barrel petroleum storage tanks for crude oil, “with internal floating roofs with new tank foundations and piping connections to existing facility infrastructure, including the truck loading racks,” according to the port. 

Third-party customers would be able to lease the facility’s current tanks when available to store marine fuel and marine fuel blending parts.

The proposal doesn’t include new pipelines, truck loading racks or other facility changes, nor would the designs enable raise throughput, the port said.

The port plans to host a pair of scoping meetings, including a virtual meeting at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8. Click the meeting link or dial in at 408-418-9388 and enter the access code: 248 974 43687.

The second meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 on the first floor of the port’s headquarters, 415 W. Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach.

The EIR’s Notice of Preparation is at www.polb.com/ceqa. Comments can be submitted until 4 p.m. on Feb. 28 either by email at ceqa@polb.com or mail to Matthew Arms, the port’s Director of Environmental Planning, at 415 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802.

By Pacific Maritime Magazine