Global Partners: Serving the Northeast

Every day, people count on us to supply the gas for their cars and trucks, the heat for their homes and the energy that powers business.

Through our terminals – here in Albany and throughout the Northeast – we’re able to safely and efficiently move those products to our customers where they need them, when they need them.

We’re committed to doing this in an environmentally sound manner, and we work closely with regulators to meet safety and environmental standards. As part of being a good neighbor, we support and work with the communities where we operate. We give back by supporting schools and other community-based organizations.

Our founding promise was reliability, and more than 75 years later, reliability remains the key to everything we do.

Albany Terminal by the Numbers

472 Third-party inspections since 2013, with no major findings
28 Global employees at the Albany terminal (approximate)
250 Global employees in the Greater Albany region (approximate)
2,750 Employees related to Global's NY operations (approximate)
$14M NY state taxes contributed by Global in 2017
$660M Taxes collected and passed to NY in 2017 (approximate)

Global Today

A brief look at how Global impacts lives every day.

Terminal Facts

  • Global Partners purchased the Albany site from ExxonMobil in 2007 and has invested more than $30 million to upgrade the facility.
  • Global Albany handles a variety of products, including gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil, kerosene, and renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio-based diesel.
  • Crude hasn’t been received at the facility since August 2016.
  • We own, control and operate the six tracks within the fence line of the facility. We do not control Kenwood Yard. Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX and the Albany Port Railroad have control of the tracks bordering the Ezra Prentice homes and the South End neighborhood.
  • Railcars are not vented into the air. Even when the tops of the railcars appear open, the cars’ contents remain sealed safely inside.
  • Since 2013, the terminal has undergone hundreds of third-party inspections — most unannounced. Those inspections have turned up no substantive violations.

Read more about the 63-acre facility on our Albany Terminal page.

Terminal Update

In 2013, we filed a request to modify our Albany facility’s air permit. In May, we withdrew that request. Later this year, we’ll resubmit a modified renewal application.

The changes to the permit will include a reduction in the amount of crude oil we’re allowed to handle through the terminal, and will not include a system for warming crude. Those warmers, which were part of the earlier request, were a point of contention for our neighbors.

As we move forward, we look forward to working with the community and the Department of Environmental Conservation.