Shell Oil Tank Farm

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The Former Shell Oil Tank Farm Site was originally a portion of the Fidalgo Bay tide flats, which were filled to current grade between 1925 and 1929.  The property was acquired by the Port in 1929 and leased to the Shell Oil Company (Shell) in 1930 for use as a bulk fuel storage and distribution facility that primarily handled gasoline and diesel-range fuels.  Site facilities included three 25,000 gallon aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and a 2,000 gallon underground storage tank (UST).  In the 1950s, two additional 12,500 gallon ASTs were installed at the Site and the 2,000 gallon UST was reportedly replaced with a 4,000 gallon UST. 

The Site was operated by Shell and various bulk product distributors until 1987, at which time operations ceased and the facility was reportedly decommissioned, including removal of all tanks, associated piping, and structures.  Additionally at this time, an unknown volume of soil was excavated from one or more of the areas in which surface staining was observed.  Currently, the former Shell Oil Tank Farm Site is used by the Port as a vehicle and boat trailer parking lot supporting the trailer boat launch facility located to the east of Cap Sante Boat Haven.


The Port is currently working with Ecology to address the remaining cleanup at the Site with the actions outlined in the DCAP and RI/FS documents provided below


A selection of documents are listed below.  Additional electronic documents pertaining to the site can be found under the "View Electronic Documents" link located in the right hand column.



Map showing site location as Skagit County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 4781157

Cleanup Site ID: 4846

Anacortes, Skagit County

Status: Cleanup Complete-Active O&M/Monitoring   Get definitions of Status terminology

Arianne Fernandez
Site Manager
(360) 407-7209

Document Repositories:

300 Desmond Dr SE
Lacey, 98503

Anacortes Public Library
1220 10th Street
Anacortes, 98221