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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Port of Lewiston reveals revenue from Imperial Oil

The Port of Lewiston has released an audit that shows the The Port has netted approx. 500,000 dollars from Imperial Oil's Megaload's during the fiscal year that ended June 30th. The report also shows 400,000 dollars worth of expenses related to the Megaloads.The loads are owned by Imperial Oil coming inland to Lewiston from Korea and then shipped by truck to The Kearl Oil Sands Project in Alberta,Canada.The loads head out of Lewiston on US 12 towards Lolo Pass  and north to Coeur d Alene via US 95 thru Moscow.Some megaloads may be coming thru Spokane soon too as the City of Spokane has received a request for megaloads coming thru via I-90.The Imperial Oil megaloads have been in the news so much lately due to the possible environmental disasters.People for the megasloads argue that the economy of the Inland Northwest needs the loads and the large crews that come with them spending money in the cities they enter.