SEATTLE (AP) — The ports of Seattle and Tacoma plan to share information about operations, facilities and rates to help Puget Sound compete in a shifting global maritime industry…. …read more
From: AP Washington News
Pettit Oil has closed it’s doors, the Tacoma-based petroleum distributor serves more than 10,000 customers throughout Western Washington. They filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in November, a call to their main office today gets this message “We regret to inform you that after many years of service, Petit Oil has closed it’s doors and is no longer in business. We appreciate your many years of loyalty as a customer.”
The Seattle times reports the Chapter 11 petition, reports debts totaling about $22.5 million and assets valued at $18.7 million. The largest secured creditors are KeyBank, owed more than $11.3 million, and U.S. Bank, owed about $8.8 million.
Pettit has operated in Western Washington for more than 75 years with seven distribution facilities throughout the Puget Sound area.
BELLINGHAM – The tiny critters living in the mud at the bottom of Bellingham Bay are showing signs of stress, according to a recently released report by the Washington Department of Ecology (https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1303034.html.)
A bay-wide survey found that the abundance and diversity of sediment-dwelling (benthic) invertebrates like clams, snails, sea stars, crabs and shrimp are unusually low. (See link to pictures under “For more information”, below.)
“This is a strong indicator that the sediment quality in the bay is declining,” said Valerie Partridge, Ecology’s lead author for the report.