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Port of St. Helens commissioners are scheduled to decide Dec. 12 whether to let Global Partners amend its lease to reduce restrictions on is oil shipments to its export dock at Port Westward.

On Nov. 28, the commissioners postponed an official vote but said they would not let Global Partners import or export any oils that are heavy enough to sink in water. 

Due to erroneouss information received, The Daily News previously reported the company also wanted to expand the length of its trains by 50 percent — from 1 mile to 1.5 miles. Global is not making that request. The company's only request was that the port lift all restrictions on weight limits.

Catie Kerns, spokesperson for Global, said the request was simply the company's reaction to a changing market and no immediate change in product shipments is expected.

Still, the issue is of high interest in RAinier, through which oil trains pass on their way to Port Westward.

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