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Richmond Marine Link Pipeline (Wickland Oil)/PG&E Sale of Fuel Oil Pipeline

Environmental Review is CLOSED

Application #96-05-005/95-07-023  
Project Manager: Moises Chavez, (415) 703-1851, e-mail:

Currently before the Commission are two applications that were filed by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Wickland Pipelines LLC associated with the sale and acquisition of the Richmond Marine Pipeline and Hercules Pump Station.  These two applications have been consolidated into a single proceeding. Below is a more detailed description of each application:

Application (A.) 95-07-023:  PG&E's Application for authorization to sell the Richmond Pipeline and Hercules Pump Station to Wickland Oil Martinez, L.P. pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 851.  The Richmond Marine Pipeline extends approximately 35-miles from Chevron's Richmond Refinery to PG&E's Delta power plant located in Pittsburg, California.  This application was filed with the Commission on July 28, 1995. 

Application (A.)96-05-005:  filed May 1, 1996, Wickland Pipelines LLC requests, among other things, approval to acquire and operate the Richmond Pipeline and the Hercules Pump Station.  Wickland LLC also proposes to construct: 
--A single-berth, deep-water wharf located at Point Molate.  Included is a related dredging for ship access to the wharf. 
--A crude oil terminal, located at either Point San Pablo or Point Orient, connected by pipeline to the new wharf facility. 
--A new connecting pipeline from the new Richmond Terminal to the Richmond Marine Pipeline. 

These facilities would be operated by Wickland LLC as the "Richmond Marine-Link Pipeline System."  The proposed construction of the Richmond Marine-Link Pipeline System is subject to environmental review as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The Commission is not the state lead agency in charge of conducting the environmental review.  The state lead agency is Contra Costa County which is currently preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for this project in conjunction with the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton Phase III (John F. Baldwin) Navigation Channel Project that is being prepared by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District.  Questions concerning the EIR for the Richmond Marine-Link Pipeline System should be directed to Contra Costa County. 


Last Modified: 10/24/2007

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