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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Department of Environmental Quality approved an air pollution permit, which will allow the terminal to move 1.8 billion gallons of oil annually.

Eric Slifka, Global's CEO, called the new permit a key step toward a $50 million to $70 million expansion to restart ethanol production while continuing to unload crude oil trains.

"We are pleased to have received our permit, which is the next step toward infrastructure upgrades that will create hundreds of jobs during the construction phase and new permanent jobs when the facility is fully operational," Slifka said.

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0 #1 Chair, Tax Fairness OregonGuest 2014-08-20 16:28:42
Since Global's investment plans range from $50 to $70 million, why in the world should taxpayer pick up $2 m of the improvements they want to make? Obviously, they have the bucks to do it all themselves. The Oregon Transportation Commission decides Friday morning whether to allow the subsidy to go forward or not.
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