National Journal has an excellent article,”A Deep-Water Port’s Key Importance to New England’s Energy Fortunes“, on the importance of the Port of Providence to supplying Rhode Island and the wider region with the energy products and other resources that power our economy.

Around the clock, hulking oil tanker ships that appear too massive to float glide to a stop in the Port of Providence, R.I. Massive hoses suck fuel from the ships. After finely tuned processing that’s specific to its final use, the fuel is pumped into waiting trucks that quickly head off to myriad destinations around the region.

Everything involved in the operation seems larger than life and the coordination of moving pieces is seamless.

Joe Camella, Terminal Operator at Sprague Operating Resources, LLC, gives a tour of the facility in Providence, Rhode Island. Photo by Shealah Craighead

Joe Camella, Terminal Operator at Sprague Operating Resources, LLC, gives a tour of the facility in Providence, Rhode Island. Photo by Shealah Craighead

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