Friday, December 6, 2013

Sightline Daily

Washington’s Oil: Where Does it Come From and Where Does it Go?

Three pictures of petroleum in Washington.
As a raft of oil-by-rail projects in the Northwest has gotten underway, I’ve been asked by any number of folks about the source of Washington’s oil. So as a reference point, here are three snapshots of the state’s oil flow, circa 2011. All of the charts below are taken directly from a report from the Washington Department of Ecology.
Here’s a map—click to enlarge it—of the routes taken by refined products in Washington.
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