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Phillips 66 appeals denial of crude-by-rail expansion project

By   /  Thursday, October 20th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Phillips 66 appeals denial of crude-by-rail expansion project

In a move many expected, Phillips 66 appealed the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s denial of its proposed crude-by-rail expansion project at its Santa Maria Refinery. The commission narrowly voted down the proposal 3-2 after months of discussion and public comment, ultimately siding with staff’s recommendation. The potential harm of a derailment and the Read More →

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Commission calls for more comment on Phillips 66 crude-by-rail plan

By   /  Thursday, September 22nd, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Commission calls for more comment on Phillips 66 crude-by-rail plan

Updated Sept. 22 at 5 p.m.: The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission has elected to hear more public comment on the Phillips 66 crude-by-rail proposal in light of new findings from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board regarding preemption and a revised proposal. The Surface Transportation Board recently commented on a similar project being deliberated Read More →

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Phillips 66 crude-by-rail project continued

By   /  Monday, May 16th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Phillips 66 crude-by-rail project continued

Story updated at 10 p.m. May 16: The Phillips 66 proposal to expand its crude-by-rail project was continued until September. The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission rejected a motion to deny the project at its meeting on May 16. Phillips 66 plans to build a rail spur that would connect its refinery to Union Pacific’s major interstate Read More →

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