The West Coast’s growing demand for renewable diesel and biodiesel fuel will drive petroleum diesel usage there next year to the lowest level in more than a decade, according to the U.S. EIA.
The U.S. West Coast is importing gasoline at a near-record pace this month to help ease supply constraints amid eye-popping pump prices just ahead of the peak summer driving season.
West Coast longshore workers voted overwhelmingly to ratify a five-year labor contract with port terminal operators represented by the Pacific Maritime Association.
Ports are coming back to life along the U.S. West Coast after dockworkers resolved a nine-month labor standoff, though the cargo backlog from ships waiting offshore may take eight weeks to clear.
West Coast contract negotiations continued to drag on without resolution last week despite the injection of Labor Secretary Tom Perez into the talks and mounting political pressure.February 23, 2015
West Coast ports that were closed to incoming cargo over the holiday weekend reopened Feb. 17.February 17, 2015
Terminal operators at ports along the U.S. West Coast will, for the second time in less than a week, suspend vessel loadings amid a labor dispute with dockworkers.
West Coast port terminal operators have asked for federal mediation to break a logjam in the eight-month contract negotiations with longshoremen.
The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union confirmed that talks are continuing past the June 30 contract expiration without freight delays.July 2, 2014