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ETHANOL ON THE RAILS

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: COURTNEY VAUGHN - A unit train carrying tanker cars marked with ethanol placards heads east toward Portland alongside Highway 30 on Thursday, June 30. The train was one of the first spotted in Columbia County since Global Partners LP announced its plans to begin ethanol transloading in June. Ethanol has replaced crude oil shipments from the company's facility at Port Westward for the time being.A unit train carrying tanker cars marked with ethanol placards heads east toward Portland alongside Highway 30 on Thursday, June 30. The train was one of the first spotted in Columbia County since Global Partners LP announced its plans to begin ethanol transloading in June. Ethanol has replaced crude oil shipments from the company's facility at Port Westward for the time being.