Vancouver Energy to present information at Shop Talk

The Southwest Washington Contractors Association is hosting “Shop Talk: The Changing Energy Landscape and Benefits to the West Coast,” with keynote speaker Jared Larrabee, general manager of Vancouver Energy.

The event, sponsored by Columbia Bank, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at Mill Creek Pub, 1710 S.W. Ninth Ave., Ste. 101, Battle Ground.

Topics to be covered include an overview of the West Coast fuels market, significant changes in the United States oil supply and west Vancouver freight access. Some time will also be devoted to questions and answers.

The cost of registration is $10 and includes breakfast. The general public may register by contacting the SWCA at 694-7922. SWCA members may register online at

Vancouver Energy is a joint venture between Tesoro and Savage that was created to design, construct and operate a terminal that receives — but does not refine — crude oil by rail and loads it onto ships bound for oil refineries on the West Coast.