City of Benicia Media Update for 4/12/21

The City of Benicia has scheduled bi-weekly meetings with Valero and Amports to discuss assessment of damage to the port, operational ability, and the process, permits and next steps needed to begin clean-up and reconstruction of the damaged portion of the Benicia Port Pier, which burned last Saturday.

Valero and Amports have submitted engineering reports to the US Coast Guard and the State Lands Commission. Valero is seeking to use the eastern terminal for crude delivery. Amports is seeking to use the western terminal to accept vehicles. The center, petcoke terminal remains closed for use. Once the US Coast Guard approves the reports, operation by Valero and Amports may resume.