Bethel tank farm to open on time

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2003

BETHEL (AP) A tank farm in Bethel is expected to be completed on time in October.

Crowley Maritime Corp. said Tuesday the facility will be capable of storing about 5 million gallons of bulk petroleum products, including jet fuel, aviation gasoline, heating oil and regular unleaded gasoline.

Jim Dwight, Crowley's director of sales, said the new tank farm will allow the company to improve its services to Bethel. Crowley provides marine transportation services and petroleum product sales to the area.

The tank farm is being built by Anchorage-based Rockford Corp. and will not only service Bethel but customers in outlying villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region.

Crowley has owned or operated similar facilities at Nome, Kotzebue and Captains Bay near Dutch Harbor, since the 1970s.

The company transports and delivers bulk petroleum products to about 150 coastal and river villages throughout Alaska.

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