This report by the Corps of Engineers considers the location of deep water port facilities for Washington, Oregon and California. Petroleum products processed in these states are sold in Nevada and Arizona and thus west coast offshore terminals affect prices paid in those states. The economic, engineering and environmental effects of off loading very large crude oil tankers on the West Coast are included in this study. Public reaction was not considered. The lack of deep water port facilities will increase petroleum costs on the West Coast as dependence on foreign and Alaskan crude oil increases. The environment will also be adversely affected if deep water port facilities are not developed. A great deal of cooperative planning between industry, state and federal governments is required if this area is to gain the economic and environmental benefits of deep water ports. The titles of the various subjects in this report are as follows: Volume I--Summary Report; Appendix A--Petroleum Consumption and Supply; Appendix B--Refinery Capacity, Location and Impact; Appendix C--Transportation Economics; Appendix D--Engineering; Appendix E--Environmental Assessment; Appendix F--Environmental Assessment, West Coast Deepwater Port Study by Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories.

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    Army Corps of Engineers

    Department of the Army, Forestal Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20314
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047746
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Army Corps of Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1976 12:00AM