Transport Company To Scale Back Crude Oil Handling At Albany

May 23, 2018

A company that handles crude oil shipped by tanker trains and Hudson River barges says it's scaling back crude operations at the Port of Albany.

Massachusetts-based Global Partners says it's also withdrawing its application to build a crude oil heating facility at the port. Global sued the state Department of Environmental Conservation in 2013 for not issuing the permit, which was opposed by environmental groups and by residents of Albany’s South End.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy:

"They're gonna reduce the oil coming through the Port of Albany and look at what will work, what will be a happy medium for their company and for the residents here of Albany County."

McCoy expects Global will embark on community outreach.