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Canadian Company Will Build Terminal
In Portland to Get Propane to Asian Markets

Sept. 3, 2014, 4:00 AM

The Port of Portland, Ore., announced it has agreed to the construction of a $500-million, propane-export terminal on the Columbia River.

Pembina Pipeline Corp. said in a Sept. 2 press release that it will “initially develop a 37,000 barrel per day” facility it anticipates will go into service early in 2018. The Calgary-based company said the terminal will provide it with access to large international markets for propane derived from natural gas production in western Canada.

The deep-water terminal—some 112 miles from the mouth of the Columbia—currently is served by BNSF Railways, according to port spokesman Josh Thomas, who spoke ...