Contanda has announced that it has withdrawn its permit application to handle and store crude oil at its Grays Harbour terminal.
It has submitted a new application to the City of Hoquiam, which officially starts the permitting process for cleaner fuels.
As previously reported, the storage operator is seeking to handle and store a portfolio of cleaner fuels, including biodiesel, renewable diesel and ultra-low sulphur diesel in anticipation of increasing demand for low-carbon, cleaner fuels.
Contanda has operated the facility in the Port of Grays Harbour since 2009. The revised application is for eight new storage tanks capable of storing 1.1 million barrels of liquid.
G.R. 'Jerry' Cardillo, CEO of Contanda, says: 'We heard the community, met with our customers and developed a revised strategy involving the storage of clean products.'
No timeline is in place for the revised project, but Contanda has said it will work with the City of Hoquiam and the Washington Department of Ecology.
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