Full disclosure, I have been a Phillips 66 employee for more than 25 years. I believe that having a safe and reliable source of crude supply to our plant helps to ensure the livelihood of 200 full time employees. We currently have limited access to local crudes due to the partial shutdown of the Plains All American Pipeline. Even if this is temporary, it emphasizes the need for alternate sources of crude to help meet California’s fuel demand and provide quality jobs for this community.
I have lived in this area for more than 50 years and the proposed Rail Extension Project would be in my backyard. I support this project.
-- Vince Romero - Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery