Portland, Oregon – The Port of Portland has reached a deal with a Canadian firm to build a propane export plant on land next to Terminal Six in the Rivergate Industrial District. The plant could open by 2018 and would handle up to 37,000 barrels of propane a day. The propane would arrive by rail car and most of it would head to Asian markets.
Port of Portland executive director Bill Wyatt says “we are confident we are saying ‘yes’ to the right partner at the right time. Propane has an excellent track record as a clean and safe alternative fuel and I am impressed by the level of experience, expertise and commitment to safety that Pembina brings to the table.”
Pembina pipeline Corporation is based in Calgary, Alberta and is one of Canada’s leading providers of transportation and logistics in the North American energy sector.
The Port estimates the project will bring up to 800 temporary construction jobs and up to 40 jobs once the terminal opens.