03/05/13 - 4:04pm
The San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, and the Fairbanks News Miner reported that BP’s tankers sometimes return to Valdez with millions of gallons of Alaskan oil on board. They top-off and return to West Coast refineries too full to receive their load. BP’s West Coast, refining, and retail capacity is maxed. Their Valdez holding tanks are 90 percent full. BP is using tankers for on time as needed delivery to meet the maximum market share of BP’s West Coast refined products.