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Review of Pipeline Utility Corridor Capacity and Distribution for Petroleum Fuels, Natural Gas and Biofuels in Southwest Washington

This project was initiated by the Washington legislature in 2007 based on growing concerns from constituents in southwest Washington regarding high gasoline and diesel prices and increased price volatility.  EFSEC was tasked by the legislature to investigate the issue, and ICF International was subsequently retained to complete the assessment.  While gasoline and diesel prices in southwest Washington stimulated the desire to complete this study, the actual assessment was expanded to include an integral market region in northwest Oregon (the Portland/Willamette Valley area).  The study was also expanded to cover natural gas and biofuels, which are important energy sources for the study region. The study assessed the infrastructure, supply and demand, and pricing patterns for petroleum products, biofuels, and natural gas to determine the level of supply capability into the region, demand trends, and the future outlook.  The study was based on internal ICF resources and expertise, along with extensive input from key stakeholders in the region.

November 2007 - Full Study - (size 1,147 kb)


For information or questions concerning this study please contact:     

Stephen Posner, EFSEC Manager
Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council 
1300 S Evergreen Park Dr SW
PO Box 43172 
Olympia, WA 98504-3172
(360) 664-1903