The Clean Products Upgrade Project (CPUP) will have a positive impact on the local economy in a variety of ways and will help the refinery stay economically viable well into the future. In particular:
- The project will add up to 20 new permanent positions
- Several hundred temporary construction jobs will also be added through local contractors
Each direct new refinery job generates an additional 11.88 jobs and adds $880,000 of state personal income.
Our operations take place near sensitive ecosystems containing important, diverse wildlife and habitats, and it is our top priority to ensure we minimize impact to these natural resources.
- A new production unit will be added that reduces the sulfur content in gasoline, improving the quality of Tesoro’s gasoline and meeting or exceeding new compliance regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- On-site air quality will be improved through the installation of a new system that serves as a vacuum will capture emissions during marine vessel loading operations
- We anticipate a small increase in the number of vessels received at the Tesoro wharf. The exact increase in vessels will be based on market demand, however we expect one to five additional vessels per month
- Spill response support in the Puget Sound is among the best in the nation. On average, we hold 30 spill response drills and provide more than 2,000 hours of additional training each year
- The refinery has a comprehensive emergency response plan and our staff is fully trained and equipped to respond to any situation