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Delta Western breaks ground on new facility at the Port of Anchorage

April 30, 2015

Delta Western President Kirk Payne, Port Director Steve Ribuffo, and Assembly Enterprise Committee Chair Tim Steele dug the first shovel of dirt. Also present were Assembly Chair Dick Traini, Municipal Manager George Vakalis, business partners and staff.

Delta Western President Kirk Payne, Port Director Steve Ribuffo, and Assembly Enterprise Committee Chair Tim Steele dug the first shovel of dirt. Also present were Assembly Chair Dick Traini, Municipal Manager George Vakalis, business partners and staff.

ANCHORAGE- A local petroleum company will bring a brand new product to Anchorage this year.  Delta Western, Inc. broke ground on their new refined petroleum storage facility at the Port of Anchorage on April 30th, 2015.  The first product to be offered will be methanol which will be used on the North Slope Oil fields.

“This is an exciting day for Delta Western. After years of planning and permitting applications, we’ve officially broke ground. We’re ready to get to work. By Fall of this year we’ll be prepared to receive methanol,” said President Kirk Payne.

Anchorage Port Director Steve Ribuffo added “It’s wonderful to see the Alaska business community investing in the Port of Anchorage, especially when they had the choice to go anywhere they wanted. We’re thrilled to lease this space to Delta Western and we welcome their new operation. We’ve worked well together for many years now, and we look forward to continued growth and success.”

Delta Western is the leading independent distributor of petroleum products and lubricants in Alaska and has been serving Alaskans since 1985. A household name to many in rural communities, Delta Western distributes its products from fuel terminals placed throughout the Aleutians, Pribilofs, Bristol Bay, Western Alaska and Southeast Alaska.

4-30-15 Delta Western Ground BreakingThe Port of Anchorage is a landlord port with over twenty customers including Delta Western, Totem Ocean Trailer Express, and Horizon Lines. The Port is located at the northern end of Cook Inlet in Southcentral Alaska. The facility accommodates three dry cargo berths and two petroleum handling facilities. It serves as Alaska’s regional hub.

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